New App Tracks Neighborhood Crime

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) A new app called Alert ID allows users to see where and what type of crimes happen in their neighborhood all with the click of a button.

Various symbols pop up on a map of your neighborhood which indicate the different crimes that have happened in the area. You can spot crimes like burglary or track where convicted sex offenders live. Alert ID shows the names and photos of criminals too. The app also allows you to communicate and interact with neighbors to raise awareness about nearby crimes. Alert ID works with Homeland Security, The Department of Justice and the National Crime Prevention Council.

Emily Ragan a mother of two just moved to the city from the suburbs. She is keeping tabs on where crimes happen in her new Denver neighborhood.

“Safety first and foremost for two teenage daughters” says Ragan explained.

She learned that the bad guys…

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