This site was inspired by the ground-breaking ChicagoCrime.org web site developed by Adrian
Holovaty. Any similarities will hopefully viewed in the same light as the George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" / Ronald Mack "He's So Fine"
copyright infringement case of years past.
How data is obtained
The data used here is supplied by the Ypsilanti Police Department on a weekly basis to various news outlets such as the Ann Arbor News and Ypsilanti
Courier. This information is typically used for police blotters. The data used for YPSI MAPS // Crime comes through Ypsi CoPAC liasons. The liasons
receive the data directly from the Ypsilanti Police Department.
Accuracy of the data
YPSI MAPS // Crime makes no claims to the accuracy of the data. The data consists of reports filed with the Ypsilanti Police Department.
About the maps
Because the Ypsilanti Police Department, out of respect for those involved, does not release specific addresses, crimes are reported using the
begininning of each block as a location for reporting purposes.
For example, if a crime was reported at 212 W. Main Street, the site will map the reported crime at 200 W. Main Street. This happens to be the
beginning of 200 block of West Main Street.