NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com, New York City's leading neighborhood news source, won a top prize at the 2012 Ippies Awards. DNAinfo.com's interactive Crime & Safety Report, which ranks the safety of every neighborhood in the five boroughs, won first place in the "multimedia package" category.
"We're thrilled to be recognized for our Crime & Safety Report, which combines in-depth journalism with digital technology to illustrate crime rates in New York City's neighborhoods in brand new ways," said Leela de Kretser, publisher and editorial director of DNAinfo.com. "Our team of writers, editors and programmers spent seven months on this important project, which we believe sets a new standard for NYC crime reporting."
To compile the report, DNAinfo.com analyzed NYPD crime data against 2010 U.S. Census Bureau numbers. From there, DNAinfo.com ranked the city's 69 neighborhoods from safest to least safe based on violent as well as nonviolent crime. The results were startling, showing an increase in city murder, rape, and robbery rates for the first time in decades. Visitors to the Crime & Safety Report can instantly compare crime rates by neighborhood and pour through detailed heat maps as they decide where to live and work.
The Ippies Awards are given by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The New York-area competition recognizes excellence amongst journalists, photographers, graphic artists, editors, and publishers from the community media.
Click here to view the entire Crime & Safety Report: http://www.dnainfo.com/crime-safety-report
DNAinfo.com (www.dnainfo.com) is New York's leading neighborhood news source. We deliver up-to-the-minute reports on entertainment, education, politics, crime, sports, and dining. Our award-winning journalists find the stories – big or small – that matter most to New Yorkers. The inspiration, funding, and strategic vision for DNAinfo.com come from entrepreneur and Ameritrade (AMTD) founder Joe Ricketts.