Criminal Checks on Neighbors - Popular and Free Locally
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casey McNerthney, July 22, 2008
Among the top search results on Google on Monday afternoon was CriminalSearches.com.
The site, which debuted Friday, makes it easy for your neighbors to discover
your criminal blunders.
Created by the folks behind PeopleFinders.com, the new site crunches monthly government
data down to the state and county level, PeopleFinders president and chief operating
officer Bryce Lane told The Associated Press.
"What we're really good at is establishing connections across all these different data
sets, linking it back to a particular person," Lane told the AP, acknowledging that some
data might be missing.
According to AP reporter Alex Viega, the Neighborhood Watch feature lets you focus your
search by address or ZIP code. You can also search by a person's name or specific home
address, and there's a separate search with a detailed map of registered sex offenders.
The company also doesn't tap into federal crime data in free searches.
Read The AP story here, or follow this link to CriminalSearches.com.