KHQ.COM - It's easy to get an opinion on a certain neighborhood in Spokane. Sometimes though, those opinions might not be backed up with statistics that show whether there's crime in a neighborhood or if it's safe. However, thanks to the Spokane Police Department's CompStat Report you can look up crime reports for a neighborhood directly from the source.
The department has been using the computer software program since January. It allows SPD crime analysts to keep real time data of incident throughout Spokane. It also allows them to link crimes to one another and in the best cases help police catch the bad guys.
However, the other benefit is that it allows you look up crime data straight from the source. SPD Crime Analyst Tom Michaud says "We get a lot of realtors or people moving to Spokane asking about a problem area. Is there a high crime rate or things like that? We recommend it at as a resource for people to look at it themselves and see what's really going on there."
If you're interested in finding the weekly CompStat Report go to SpokanePolice.Org.