Calif. police launch new real-time online crime map

Department already uses Nixel to communicate with citizens


San Jose Mercury News

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — If a house around the block gets broken into or a drug deal goes down near a school, Santa Cruz residents can find out about it almost as soon as police do.

The Santa Cruz Police Department signed on with a crime-mapping Web site to allow the community to keep track of crime in real time on specific streets, by date or type of crime.

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