CrimeScore is a new local open data API by YourMapper that gives you a detailed safety grade at your current location.

CrimeScore: A Safety Rating for Your Location

CrimeScore: A Safety Rating for Your Location

Methodology

CrimeScore rating uses a propriety methodology based on address-level open data crime reports, weighted for type of crime, recency, and proximity, then adjusted by neighboring CrimeScore ratings, and finally statistically standardized across a bell curve based on all the CrimeScores across a city, updated daily.

Coverage Areas

Our nationwide crime rating for your location is available in the following cities, with more being added soon.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Louisville, KY
  • Miami, FL
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Seattle, WA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Richmond, VA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
Coming Soon:
  • Portland, OR
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lexington, KY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • …and more

API Access

Directly access the CrimeScore API, with dynamic documentation and in-browser testing on Mashape.

Mashape CrimeScore API

Mashape CrimeScore API

Also, check out our GitHub repository for a server-side example using Mashape, and full code for an interactive online browser map.

Badges and Graphics

We have a variety of badges (download) you can use on your website or app that are color coded to show grades, and only require you to overlay the grade or score that we return for a location.

CrimeScore badge graphics

CrimeScore badge graphics

Pebble App

CrimeScore is a GPS enabled Pebble app that calculates a composite score based on the amount of crime in your immediate area.

Pebble CrimeScore: GPS Safety Rating

Pebble CrimeScore: GPS Safety Rating

We’ve submitted it to Pebble’s online app challenge through ChallengePost.

If you have a moment, head over there and vote or leave a comment!

iPhone App

SafetyCheck is a mobile iphone app that gives you a CrimeScore rating at your current location. The app shows a rating from 1 to 10 of your current safety level, and the number of recent crimes in your area.  It uses the API to keep all the data processing server-side.

SafetyCheck Local iPhone App

SafetyCheck Local iPhone App

Google Glass App

AskOpenData.com has integrated the CrimeScore API into his Washington DC Google Glass transit directions app called Ask Metro.  It lets you know the crime rating of the station you are headed to.

Ask Metro CrimeScore Integration

Ask Metro CrimeScore Integration

Your App?

Get starting adding a CrimeScore rating to your existing services, adding value and information for your new and existing clients.  Or come up with your own app or service based on ideas we haven’t even thought of yet!

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YourMapper’s team at the Hacktucky hackathon took first place with our Next Bus project.  SND hosted their international news design conference in Louisville this year, and 5 teams participated in an intense 24 hour hackathon to ship a locally focused product.

The Next Bus, winning product

The Next Bus, winning product

The Next Bus uses TARC’s real-time bus data, merged with curated local events.  Choose the event you like, and when you want to arrive, then get a text message 5 mintues before you need to walk out the door to make the first bus stop based on the bus’s actual location.  That’s it – dead simple!

Hacktucky Champs

Hacktucky Champs. Photo Diane Hawkins @heydmh

While YourMapper is no stranger to hackathons, hosting a National Day of Civic Hacking event, winning Code for America’s hackathon with SafetyCheck, and hosting Louisville’s first Transportation Camp, our pre-determined team this time included amazing designers and experts.  Liz Spangler (designer for The Charlotte Observer) , Amy King (art director at The Washington Post), and Patrick Smith (GIS and urban planning expert at City Collaborative) rounded out the team with YourMapper founder Michael Schnuerle.

SNDlou Closing Gala

SNDlou Closing Gala

The SND coference brought together hundreds of news publication designers, editors, reporters, and managers to Louisville for their annual conference.  Next year’s conference will be in Frankfurt Germany, and Louisville was lucky to have it here, thanks to the work of Ryan Hildebrandt.  The first annual Hacktucky event was wonderfully orchestrated (I know how hard these can be to organize) by Chris Courtney.

Hacking with the Greats - Moved locations after a computer failure

Hacking with the Greats. Photo Amy King.

The other teams were also fantastic, creating things like a real-time emergency alert system, historic sites mapping game, bourbon flight recommendation app, and a sticker/badge attractions site for families. I welcome them to add their details and pitches to the comments in this post.

Our project focussed on a few goals and use cases.  Here is our 2 mintue pitch.

The Next Bus offers a creative strategy for promoting more transit use… for better acquainting people with their local bus system, while providing an outlet for spontaneous, spur of the moment urban adventures.
So we have a problem in Louisville, where not enough people are using public transit (the ACS estimates less that 4% of workers commute by bus). Everybody is in their car too much of the time in Louisville, and we wanted to make something that helped impact that.
Some of the issues around this are…  some people think riding the bus isn’t cool, some people don’t like the uncertainty of not knowing if their bus is going to be there on time or at all..
The Next Bus shows people how simple and fun it can be to use public transport because we’re connecting real time bus GPS information with a curated list of local events and destinations that capture the unique flavor of Louisville… and then giving them what they need to get on the next bus, get to their closest bus stop and know when the bus is going to be there… so this would linking to events like local theater, gallery openings, music, dinner and drink specials, pop up markets, food truck parkings, etc …
There is an even a text reminder function that lets the user know when they need to walk out the door  to get the bus stop in time.
The idea is that local entertainment writers or cultural critics will deploy the tool on their blogs or news organizations web sites, transmitting their daily list of interesting events and things to do to their trusting readers. In terms of the shelf life… local writers could schedule updates that coincide with what their into that week or month…
So we are encouraging ridership, creating an incentive to use local transit… showing people how fun it can be to ride the bus and to get out and discover (or rediscover) some of the great local flavor in your city.

Congrats to our team’s home run of design, functionality, and hard work!

Hackucky Louisville Slugger Champions - (Misspelled!)

Hackucky Louisville Slugger Champions. Photo Patrick Smith.

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Success!
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