Instead, it led them to another street of the same name in Niteroi in one of the city's most notorious slum areas. The woman was shot and killed.
Crowd sourced maps like Waze and OSM, as well as commercially sourced maps like Google Maps, Bing, and Apple maps can tell you the traffic or what restaurants are worth going to but they do not include any risk or safety information.
Including crowd sourced risk information could cause issues. A person of one race may feel that a perfectly safe area is not safe because they feel uncomfortable. An area might be safe but poor and people might feel that it is at risk. An area maybe safe for a person of one race but risky for another.
The other big issue is someone goes to an area marked "low risk" but is a victim of a random crime they might blame the mapping provider.
Should risk be included in mapping software? Can it be included without racism real or imaginary being an issue? Would it actually create a form of segregation where well todo people can completely bypass improvised areas?
Personally I had this issue pop up when I went to a football game in Miami. My wife and I took TriRail to the game but had to walk 6 blocks to the stadium. When the game was over I asked the police officer for the best way to get back to the station and he told me that it was not safe to walk back at night so we took an Uber.