2,940 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
A recent report says law enforcement should be taking better advantage of the crowd. According to research from Accenture, 88 percent of citizens want to help prevent and fight crime, but 84 percent also feel only minimally informed of local police activities.
The report suggests that by better using digital tools including social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to tap into the altruistic instincts of the crowd, police can create new communication channels to engage citizens and gather leads to support their investigations.
Accenture whipped up this infographic to help make the point: