Stamen Design, the folks behind Oakland Crimespotting, have just launched a companion site, San Francisco Crimespotting, which is a sleek, user-friendly interface that blows SFPD's clunky Crime Maps out of the water. Users can easily identify which types of crimes have taken place in their area, including the date and time of day they occurred. (We were quite relieved to see the absence of any murders or aggravated assaults in our vicinity.)

Detailed crime reports can also be accessed on the site, and an alert sign-up page and police beats page will soon be offered. The site is a work in progress that will feature ongoing updates. Check out the Crimespotting blog for more info.

[Via Laughing Squid]