No matter how nice a neighborhood appears to be, you should never assume that it's a crime-free zone. Whether you're working with a realtor to find a new home, or just planning to travel to an unfamiliar location, it's good to know if the area is safe.
I have some great news for you. There's an easy way to find out.
The SpotCrime+ app will give you near real-time crime information and crime alerts for most areas in the U.S., U.K., and parts of Canada.
The app provides a crime map linked to many crime sources across the country. Giving you details on crimes like:
Alerts are created by pinpointing your location through the GPS on your smartphone. SpotCrime accesses its current database to provide you with the most recent events and breaking crime stories near you.
The SpotCrime app is free and available for both Apple and Android gadgets. Click the appropriate link we've provided below inside the blue boxes.
Bonus: SpotCrime is a tool that will keep you informed of the overall safety of the neighborhood you live in. Try it out and you'll be surprised by what you find. Even the "safest" neighborhoods aren't free of crime. This is why we're constantly telling you how important it is that you protect your home with a 24/7 monitoring service.
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