How to learn about crime in your neighborhood

How to learn about crime in your neighborhood

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by AMY LEHTONEN / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 5:53 PM

We all want to feel safe when we're at home, but when we see police officers in our neighborhood we always wonder why.

It can be like the game of telephone you played as a kid.  One person says something and by the time it gets to the end the information is all wrong.  So how can you get accurate details on the crime happening in your neighborhood?

If you live in Charlotte, know what division you live in.  Click here if you don't know and want to find out.

CMPD.org has information on how to contact your division commander, see key staff and learn how to contact them.  It's also a good idea to get on their newsletter distribution list.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has an online crime mapping system that's updated daily.  Check it out here.

Matthews has a similar online crime map and so does the Gastonia Police Department.

Nextdoor.com is another useful site.  It is a private social network site where you can join to post information about what's happening. 
 

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