Crime Counting Website Shut Down
EveryBlock.com is no more. From the website:
- We’re sorry to report that EveryBlock has closed its doors.
It’s no secret that the news industry is in the midst of a massive change. Within the world of neighborhood news there’s an exciting pace of innovation yet increasing challenges to building a profitable business. Though EveryBlock has been able to build an engaged community over the years, we’re faced with the decision to wrap things up.
Of course, having a website that was mostly independent of the mainstream media that actually reported neighborhood crime in near-real-time isn't going to garner a lot of support from the powers that be. It's also one less source of crime data, so McCompStat will be happy they're gone.