Jailbase is an informational site about arrested persons. With the site, users can search arrested persons with mugshots included if available, lookup recent arrests and be notified if someone they know is arrested. The API lets users search for arrested and booked individuals in county jails. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Developers wishing to create applications about crime fighting can find dozens of useful APIs in the Crime category of ProgrammableWeb. In this article, we highlight ten of the most popular Crime APIs covering crime data including jail information, sex offender information, crime maps, and more.