Crime and Place™ just might save your life – or help you avoid becoming the victim of a violent crime. Just look at these features:

- The Crime Compass™ - Quickly see your surroundings as you move using a unique color-coded view that updates dynamically. Whether you’re walking or driving, the Crime Compass shows you short- and long-range crime hotspots, allowing you to steer clear of dangerous areas! The radar sweep view displays information in all directions for up to one mile. All map areas are clearly marked with “red, yellow or green” indicators showing how safe they are.

- The Crime Map Overlay – Using the fully interactive heat map, you can search for points of interest or a specific address for crime data. This allows you to check out gas stations, restaurants and rest stops before you go there. Or, you can drop a pin on the map to verify that your next stop won’t be in an unexpected high crime area.

- Customizable – You can customize the crime data displayed to suit your needs. Simply change the settings to display different types of crime by categories and weighting. For example, you can customize your settings to display personal or property crime – or set the app to show “auto thefts” or other specific types of crimes in your area.

- Crime Notification – It’s easy to set up notifications so that you are alerted when you enter a high crime area. Notifications require background GPS use.

- Reliable and Accurate Data – Crime and Place focuses on presenting well established, long term national and local crime trends in the U.S. This provides a more accurate picture of crime levels than other types of reporting. With Crime and Place, you won’t have to decipher confusing “incidence” maps that show dots or confusing icons that can be hard to read.

Crime and Place is Great for:

- Taking local trips
- Going to new venues
- Checking out the safety of your daily commute, your own neighborhood or other areas you frequent
- Knowing how safe your local parks and attractions really are – before you go!
- Taking Road Trips
- Determining how safe the area is around your work, shopping and parking areas

National Press Coverage

The Wall Street Journal reported, “Navigating the app feels like running through a videogame: A warning pops up when you’re entering a ‘high crime area’ then directs you back to safe environs.”

The Herald Sun wrote, ”The app uses maps and a “’Crime Compass’ that tells users not only how safe they are, but essentially how to escape high-crime areas.”

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Notifications require background GPS use. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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What’s New

Version 3.8

- New 6 month subscription is now available at a 16% discount to the monthly rate
- Fixed landscape orientation issue with the app walkthrough

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Larry Landen ,

Great Potential But Notifications Are Broken

I like the idea, and the app seems to have a nice layout. The developer also responds to me (far better than the ones who don’t). But some things can improve: giving notifications even if not open (after all the widget seems to work without the app open), telling where the area was that caused the notification, and prominent notifications. I have iPhone 11 Pro with iOS 14 and iPad Pro with iPad OS 14, and the location services set to always allow, and the notifications allowed with a preference for the prominent notification. However, the app must be open for it to give me any notifications. Also, iPhones have the option for automatic do-not-disturb-while-driving and I have that enabled; and this is why I have prominent notifications set for this app, but they seem less prominent than I desire prominent notifications to be. Lastly, the app notification only mentions I entered a high crime area, but in case it notified while I was driving or otherwise not looking I won’t know what that area was; so I wish it gave a city and neighborhood or a thumbnail screen-capture of the map with the notice, so that I get the notice and know where it is/was that was risky.

ALChamp79 ,


This is a great idea. I love the idea of getting an alert on my phone for when I wonder into a high crime area. I even paid for parents to have it for a year. Unfortunately, neither of us has ever received an alert. It seems like the app has to be running and in the foreground to revive them. I have the 11 Pro Max and my parents have older 7s. It is a great idea, though.

Developer Response ,

Contact us at and we'll attempt to resolve your issue. You should receive alerts whether the app is running in the foreground or background.

merc4hire.chris ,

Awesome Concept... Questionable Accuracy

I really enjoy this app’s concept.

And I was convinced that this would be a great and reliable way to avoid bad areas... until dug a little deeper.

I looked up the crime rate for an affluent area I lived at not too long ago, and I was surprised to find that it was above the national average above 6.

This really surprised me, as this address was in one of the safest areas in the city, with some of the most expensive homes in that state. I suspected that something was wrong.

I decided to compare this and other neighborhoods on other crime tracking websites, and I found that often times they didn’t match at all. Some websites listed high crime areas in places that the app displayed green, and vice versa. Some of those websites also listed locations and descriptions of reported crimes, and they didn’t really track well with what the app displays. One area was dark red in the app, but didn’t show up as having reported crimes from other websites.

So really, if the data is questionable, what conclusions can you safely draw from using the app? One cannot confirm that the app is working as intended by saying crimes that weren’t committed to them.

I feel the developer can improve the app by disclosing where the data comes from, and perhaps adding markers of reported crimes in specific areas so we can better see what goes behind the color.

I want to be able to trust this app, and I hope the developer takes these considerations in mind.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for the feedback. Please contact us at We'd love to pick your brain about what you're seeing. One thing to keep in mind is that we value long term multi-year trends over short term crime incidences. Regardless, shoot us an email so we can start a dialog and hopefully nail down the inconsistencies you've come across.

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