Best of Austin 2011
Best Way To Chart Local Crime: Krimelabb
(Critics Picks, Politics & Personalities)
Want to know exactly how much and what kinds of crime are occurring in your neighborhood? Look no further than Krimelabb.com, the online resource created by 60-year-old Jack Darby, who started the service (culling Austin Police Department data and loading it into a program that is easily searchable) after his home was broken into twice, on two successive days. Use of the site is free, and it incorporates a way for neighbors to provide "alerts" about suspicious activities they see in their neighborhoods.