The Ledger Newspaper Selects SpotCrime.com as Exclusive Online Crime Mapping Partner

Florida Media Company First of Many to Leverage Unique Public Safety Resource

BALTIMORE, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SpotCrime.com, the leading online crime mapping service, today announced that The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida has selected the company as its exclusive online crime mapping service. SpotCrime.com is the only online crime mapping service that collects and accurately maps crime incident data from every relevant public information source. SpotCrime.com is a "Feature" on The Ledger's home page at www.theledger.com.

"We've had growing reader interest in up-to-date, comprehensive, and easily accessible crime information," said Barry Friedman, Managing Editor/Digital at The Ledger. "SpotCrime.com has the features we were looking for to create what we believe is the most useful and relevant crime mapping available to our online visitors. Building our online presence is central to our business model. A product like SpotCrime.com, which encourages people to regularly visit our site, is important to our continued growth."

SpotCrime.com provides information on 190 cities across the United States, Canada and the UK. The free service allows users to view reported crime activity on an easy-to-use map. Detailed information is available on the date, time, event type and location of a crime. Users can sign up to receive alerts automatically via email. Alerts can be sent to desktop computers and mobile devices, including iPhones. SpotCrime.com is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

The Ledger, a part of The New York Times Company, is the leading media outlet in Polk County, Florida. Its readership is 180,000 daily and nearly 210,000 on Sunday. The Ledger's online edition is also heavily visited, due to its integration of social networking and other innovative features.

"Media companies like The Ledger, leaders in their markets, are natural partners for our online crime mapping service," said Colin Drane, CEO of SpotCrime.com. "We will soon announce additional partnerships with companies leveraging our crime maps to help build their online readership, which in turn solidifies our position as the leading online public safety service."

About SpotCrime.com

SpotCrime.com is the leading online resource for crime maps, automated alerts and tools for user participation to help improve public safety. The site provides timely and accurate crime information on 190 cities across the United States, Canada and the UK. To learn more, visit www.spotcrime.com.

Web site: http://www.spotcrime.com/




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