Map a Crime<br />A Crowd Sourced Social Startup<br />
Introduction<br />Concept & Idea<br />Concept was adopted during SMS 2011 when saw Harassmap.org, Refined after viewing ipaidabribe.com an Indian Website for logging Bribe reports in various Govt. departments.<br />Mapacrime has been launched on August 27th, 2011<br />Enable general public to report anonymously such unlawful incidents happening to them or if they have witnessed any act of crime and do not have courage to come forward and report it to law enforcement agencies due to fears.<br />Gather crime related statistics, which may help to identify certain areas in a specific city or all over the country which have higher crime ratio.<br />
Benefits<br /><ul><li>General public will come to report the un-reported incidents without showing identity.
Visual map will be helpful for law enforcement agencies, media and public to identify the areas with crime problem and ratio of crime in certain areas.
It will also help different Govt. departments to rectify the problem of fraud, bribery and other criminal activities which are reason of bad impact for those departments such as traffic police, excise, railways etc, which have corruption in shape of bribe and fraud.</li></li></ul><li>Market<br />This idea does not exist in local and regional market till the time of its launch.<br />Some Similar crime mapping websites are running in UK and USA but run by Govt and Police.<br />It has a potential to be replicated in other countries like Bangladesh, Srilanka, India, Malaysia, Middle East etc as a Hosted Service.<br />
Growth<br />We expect every single Pakistani National who have access to Mobile, SMS or internet to become a Part of this platform.<br />So it can grow up-to 60 million volunteers.<br />We expect Law Agencies<br /> (CPLC, Police) to get benefit<br /> from this and Promote<br /> its usage. <br />
How to Use<br /><ul><li>It is very simple to use application with various interfaces to report an incident.</li></ul>User can fill a simple online form in web browser without disclosing his/her identity.<br />User can tweet the incident with specific twitter hash tag like #mapacrime, and system will automatically gather that for publishing on map.<br />SMS integration is also possible<br />User can send the incident report on specific email address and website staff will put that on map.<br />
Why You<br />We need your help to promote the platform in general public of Pakistan.<br />We need your help to create awareness among the country people to come forward and report about incidents.<br />We need your guidance to enhance the system.<br />We need your concerns and feedback to grow up.<br />
Who can help<br />General Public<br />Bloggers, Students<br />ICT Platforms, PASHA, PSEB<br />Radio, Print Media and TV Channels<br />Telecom Companies (Telenor, ufone, Mobilink, Zong)<br />CPLC and or other Public serving security agencies. <br />
Technical<br />Its Open Source<br />MySql Database<br />Its developed by using Kohana an HMVC PHP5 framework <br />Its based on ushahidi platform same as used by Harasamap from Egypt<br />Various Map Options Available, Google, Yahoo and Virtual Earth (Bing)<br />