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Monday, 19th March 2012

FBI Introduces New Initiatives and Data Tools

By Africa S. Hands

From the U.S. Department of Justice:

The FBI has introduced new tools and initiatives to help make FBI information and records more accessible to the public and easier than ever to use.

FBI launched a major overhaul of its website FBI.gov.  The new FBI.gov features a user-friendly design and simple navigation. New pages and features have also been added.

Other new and ongoing initiatives include:

  • Crime Statistics – Run searches of Uniform Crime Reports more easily, including through a new online tool that builds usable sets of crime data going back to 1960.
  • E-Mail and Text Alerts – Join the 200,000 subscribers who have FBI news and information across 250+ categories sent straight to their inboxes or wireless devices. Text message alerts are also available.
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    Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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