June 26, 2019

OddCrimes' Mission: Update

Reducing Crime Through Analysis

Mission: The more we know, the better off we are.

This website, OddCrimes.com, is the newest version of PulpNews.com. This is a hobby site. The PulpNews crawler that collects and stores information about breaking crime news, has been functioning for over 7 years, creating a rather large database for quantitative purposes. The information describing the many attributes of the crime news story can also be referred to as metadata.

It may be possible to examine this metadata in such a way as to identify an area that should be looked at closer. In order to examine this metadata, I will be writing tools specific to the uniqueness of the database. These tools, I strongly believe, would also improve the quality of experience when viewing daily crime news.

Can I download an app for this?

If this project gains legs then an Android and iPhone app will be developed. The primary functionality of these future apps will initially be developed for interaction through webbrowsers.

Why am I doing this?

I’m curious to see if there is a reason to suspect a correlation between crime committed on any given day, and the media cycle/theme the week the crime was committed. I feel that I will have the opportunity to identify other factors that may correlate as I investigate my hypothesis.

Why ask for a donation?

Your donation will allow world-wide free access to the database, as well as to the developed tools.

So what will you get out of it?

Hopefully I will be able to provide a useful tool that can perhaps be helpful to you and even to those who use the Internet to research modern day crime news.

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