The latest tool in the city of Birmingham’s effort to fight crime is a portion of its taxis. Yes, taxis. Birmingham, AL has become the latest city to join a nationwide initiative to leverage private transportation companies as additional eyes and ears for local police.
Entries Tagged as 'Crime'
October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Crime, transportation
Birmingham, AL’s finest have turned to social media tools and text messages to help increase the level of communication and information between citizens and those sworn to protect and serve them.
Someone has donned the mask of the Caped Crusader, if only virtually, for the Magic City. This one hopes that they can make people aware of what’s going on around them in terms of crime. Birmingham Batman has recently re-appeared as a MySpace profile that connects to a Spotcrime.com map of the area. The profile [...]
December 1st, 2008 · Comments Off · Crime
While Birmingham still resides among the top ten most dangerous cities rankings compiled by CQ Press, it has moved down the list. After spending two years at #6, Alabama’s largest city dropped two spaces to #8. The annual list is quite controversial to the point where even the folks who provide the data on which [...]
March 29th, 2008 · Comments Off · 35208, Crime, Random Shots
André Natta/Flickr Birmingham’s Police Department appears to have settled on a new decal package for their vehicles. It was one of the early initiatives announced when Larry Langford was elected mayor late last year by himself and chief A.C. Roper. Here’s a picture of one of them on patrol in the Five Points West area [...]
U.S. Congressman Artur Davis will be hosting the Save Our Streets Crime Prevention Forum tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Birmingham City Council Chambers. The forum comes as a result of recently released FBI crime statistics indicating Birmingham ranked 8th in the nation in homicides and 18th in violent crime. Congressman Davis hopes that the [...]
The mayor’s office has already announced the next 10/30 Summit dealing with crime in the city of Birmingham. This time it will be a women’s only crowd at Fair Park Arena on Leap Year Day, February 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Mayor Langford has issued his call to African-American women in the City of Birmingham [...]