Two North Texas police departments are among a growing number putting crime data online. The idea is simple – let folks know what’s going on near home or work, and they’ll be less likely to fall victim. It’s part of a growing emphasis on community policing, and CrimeMapping.com’s Trip Albagdadi says Dallas police are on the cutting edge. Albagdadi also says putting the data up on the web not only cuts crime, it often creates a more transparent environment, ultimately leading to a greater trust of law enforcement. He adds Fort Worth’s crime data is also online, and when you know what types of crimes are happening around you, you can prepare for them, ultimately making the neighborhood safer.