Here is a great new way for potential Buyers of Park City area real estate to find out a bit more about the town and the neighborhoods. It is also a great new way for locals to obtain information about the goings in around the city. The Park City Police Department and Summit County Sheriff’s Office have begun posting local crimes on a public web-site. The site is updated daily by 7 a.m. Simply go to http://www.crimereports.com/ and click on Utah then pick Park City from the drop down menu. A map will show up and be populated by the crimes that have been reported/acted on by the police for a given date range.
The vast majority of the crimes being posted are consistent with typical resort town problems. The site maps parking problems (a big issue this year due to all the snow we’ve had), traffic stops, noise complaints, assaults and property crimes. The site offers email alerts, and the ability to look up crime reports by the type of offense. It also gives addresses and information regarding registered sex offenders.
The website should become a great asset for locals and second home owners alike when determining what precautions if any may be prudent while living or vacationing in Park City. It will also give second home owners the ability to look at their neighborhood and see what has been happening while they aren’t here.
All in all, I believe that in looking at the crime maps for Park City, people will be better able to appreciate the local police as well as feel safer in general about living in Park City and owning property here.
The Realtors at http://www.youinparkcity.com/ are familiar with the neighborhoods in town and can assist in pointing out areas that may be a problem (our Resort town contains few if any of these) and the new crime maps will provide additional data.
The website contains data for many other cities. A comparison to a major city puts a lot into perspective (take a look at San Diego for instance). When filing through the crimes there and comparing them to Park City, one can get a better sense of the relative safety of our Resort town.