Ever wish you knew if your neighbor's home was broken into? Or if someone got mugged nearby, you know, so you could be extra alert? Well, now you can.
Jail.org has added an email notification service that scans
local newspapers and online news sources to email you when a crime happens nearby. Enter your home zip code for crimes near home; your work zip code for crimes near work; your yoga zip code for crimes near yoga; etc. In some states, Jail.org gathers crime reports directly from the police. In others, the information is gathered from news coverage. Jail.org is privately-held and not affiliated with any government agency.
While the service isn't exhaustive, it can serve as an extra set of eyes and ears.
If you are dating someone and wondering if they may have a rap sheet of their own, here are some places to check: