I posted a few months ago about The Sacramento Bee’s Crimemapper application. Users can use the map to identify which crimes are happening in what neighborhood. It’s an excellent application for my students to use when they do their project of comparing neighborhoods.

I’ve learned that Crimemapper is only one of several databases The Sacramento Bee makes available. You can find several others here, including ones analyzing voter patterns, foreclosures, and home sales.

I’m assuming other papers are offering similar programs. You might want to check your local newspaper’s website.

I’ve placed the link on my Examples of Student Work page under Student Neighborhood Maps.