Because America's lurid infatuation with crime is shameful, try developing a clinical infatuation instead, with Trulia's Crime Map. The latest feature on the interactive real estate site presents felony & misdemeanor data in a variety of addictive layouts, giving you your choice of fun and educational ways to learn where to roll up your windows:
Heat Map: Hues of green, yellow, and red let you track law-breaking like Predator tracks prey, with bright red "hot spots" over areas like Deep Ellum and Harry Hines -- if you're on a date there, be prepared to go Dutch.
Crime Type Dial Down: Select from shooting, robbery, assault, arson, burglary, theft, vandalism, arrest, or "other", though you can never be sure when the others are committing crimes, or simply trying to buy a house without Nicole Kidman getting all screamy and hysterical.
Date/Time Bar Graph: Click by hour or day to see when the most crimes -- all, or particular types -- occurred, be it the disturbingly violent 5/20, or the relatively calm 5/23, when even the criminals were clearly watching the Mavs steal one from OKC.
Click on an area's #-of-crimes circle to see info on each specific incident ("complainant's wallet fell out of the grocery cart; unknown suspect took it"!), or follow an area to get email updates on nefarious activities as they happen, from murders to whoremongering -- participation in which means you'd better develop an infatuation with a clinic.