search cancel – Detecting Criminal Activity

AreYouSafeDC.comNot that long ago somebody created an app that told burglars when they could break into you house based on your Foursquare check-ins. Now, someone was sensible enough to come up with the opposite service: a detector of threats in your close vicinity.


While if doesn’t use Foursquare as its point of reference, the comparison still holds its own.

This application (which can be purchased at the App Store) resembles a Geiger counter that can scan criminal activity within a two block radius from any given location. The results that you are presented with come from analyzing hyperlocal census/crime data in relation to either the position you are in, or the one that you have submitted. That is something very practical, as parents can use the app in order to know if all is well near to where their children are located. Suppose they went to a rock & roll gig – many parents would let them do so begrudgingly. An app like this one makes for keeping a good watch on everything.

Many major cities within the US are already covered, including Washington DC, San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta. It will be interesting to see which ones are next in line. In Their Own Words

“Are You Safe lets you know how safe you are at all times based on your current location within the city.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

The way the information is displayed is certainly concise, and the app will be useful both to residents that are arguing over taking a cab or walking, and those who are visiting a city for the first time.

Some Questions About

Is there a way for you to request that your city be added to the list of supported ones?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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