Since moving back to the neighborhood of my youth, right across the street from my parents but that’s a completely different story, back in August of 2006 we have been active members of Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch. We immediately realized the value of our CSO presenting the crime stats but, since we are both visual learners and not geography Majors, we were often confused by the locations in even our relatively small are with less than a page of incidents. For this reason, we have been asking for a visual translation of the crime stats for nearly 8 years but were often told that it would not be good to make them public since it may tip off the criminals but all that has now changed.
Since the new crime map is Flash based, it may not be accessible on mobile devices but a simple conversion should be able to solve that problem very soon. Read all about it in this Toledo Free Press article by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor!
Do you know how much crime surrounds your quiet little neighborhood? Find out now!
Call for Facebook Pages!
For any responsibly moderated Facebook pages being used to support Block Watch or otherwise report crime in your area, we are offering an opportunity to have your Facebook posts featured on the Official Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Web site [ ToledoBW.org ].
This is to not only share your alerts and helpful advice with other TNBW members but to offer you some of the recognition your alert eyes and ears so greatly deserve.
If you, or anyone in your sector, is currently moderating such a Facebook page, please contact us with the Facebook address to be considered for inclusion.
Call for Toledo Background Images
We are also offering a chance to have your favorite image of Toledo featured on ToledoBW.org. Simply send us a link to your favorite image of Toledo (Minimum Size of 1024×768) and we will select the best images to feature as random backgrounds on the site.