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Category: 
Public Safety

PDX Crime allows citizens and community leaders of Portland a way to discover and track crimes happening around the city. Quickly distinguish between different types of crimes and the frequency in which they occur.

Targeted demographic (who is the app intended for?): 
The general public, law enforcement and community leaders interested in identifying problem areas and how to address them.
Who and what will be impacted by the app, and how?: 
Any citizen of Portland who is looking to keep Portland a safe place to live, work and play.
What is the specific need that is addressed by the app?: 
Identify crimes happening in areas across Portland.
Anticipated usage of the app (by whom, under what circumstances, etc)?: 
* Community leaders to identify when particular crimes are happening in and around their neighborhoods. * Parents concerned about where their kids might be hanging out.
How is information presented, that's not presented elsewhere; how is it unique?: 
Compared to the existing crime mapping Portland has done, PDXCrime is in the first stages of making it very easy to see trends happening in different areas and neighborhoods.
What are a few of the primary strengths of the design?: 
Clean, modern and presented in a way in which you can quickly tell what's happening across the city.
License: 
Affero GNU Public License
Discussion
maxogden :: October 12, 2010 - 1:26pm

awesome work, James!

Caged :: October 12, 2010 - 4:50pm

Thanks Max, but that's Justin! ;) Don't worry, you're not the first or even the 5th to call me James.

maxogden :: October 13, 2010 - 11:49pm

ahahaha sorry!

imagetic :: October 28, 2010 - 7:01pm

I can't wait to see the trends stuff in later stages. Very excited!

pkh80 :: November 19, 2010 - 10:28am

Really innovative design and very easy to use. Great job!

dataman :: April 30, 2012 - 7:02am

PDX Crime sounds like a good app for people to discover who is breaking the law. I like that it allows citizens and community leaders of Portland a way to discover and track crimes happening around the city. Does it track lawsuits as well?