Airbnb has address sharing agreements with cities like Chicago, San Francisco, and New Orleans, but not New York.

As the most populated city in the U.S. and the world's top terror target, why does Airbnb refuse to provide the addresses of its listings to New York City law enforcement?

From their reported use by terrorists in the tragic Manchester bombing, to often failing to meet fire-safety and building codes, to giving strangers the ability to gain access to residential buildings, and potentially leading increased instances of violent crimes, illegal short term rentals jeopardize the safety of New York City residents.

In order to ensure, law enforcement officials are equipped with the tools they need to protect both residents and guests alike from these security threats, Airbnb needs to turn over its addresses.

Short-term rental platforms like Airbnb should provide addresses to law enforcement, sign up if you agree:

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Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 5.42.29 PMThe Evening Standard - Manchester bombing: Suicide bomber Salman Abedi 'was in city-centre flat rented on Airbnb' before arena atrocity

Police believe Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was in a city-centre flat before travelling to kill crowds at Ariana Grande's concert, according to neighbours. Armed police and officers clad in camouflage raided an apartment in Granby Row, close to Manchester Piccadilly station, on Wednesday in connection with the blast that killed 22 people. The flat, in Granby House, is believed to have been rented out to people over Airbnb...

 

The Guardian - Airbnb sued by woman who says she was sexually assaulted by 'superhost'

An Airbnb guest is seeking to hold the company accountable for an alleged sexual assault, claiming in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that she was attacked by a host who was not properly screened.

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 5.15.04 PMDNAinfo - 'Dangerous' Beach Hostel Run By Controversial Owner Shuttered By City

The city shut down a "dangerous" illegal hostel run by a controversial operator who advertised the home as an airy getaway close to the beach — which hosted as many as 22 people at a time without proper exits or fire alarms, officials said.

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 5.53.18 PMDaily Mail - Armed police and soldiers raid Manchester city centre flat 'that was rented out as AirBnB' after three more terror suspects arrested in Arena terror attack probe

Police said they closed a railway in order to carry out what has been described as a 'massive raid' in Granby House, Granby Row, in the middle of the city on what is understood to be an AirBnB...

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 6.11.38 PMDaily Sun - INSIDE TERROR DEN First pictures inside £75-a-night flat Manchester bomber Salman Abedi rented in final preparations for attack – as neighbours reveal ‘strong smell of explosives’ in days before

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi built his deadly device with the backing of ISIS warlords in this £75-a-night city centre flat. Police fear he made enough explosive for two more bombs...

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 5.53.18 PMDaily Mail - The bomber's final staging post: Inside the £75-a-night rented flat used by the Manchester Arena attacker in the hours before atrocity

This is the £75-a-night flat used by the Manchester Arena attacker in the hours before the atrocity. Police raided the apartment on Granby Row in Manchester's Gay Village yesterday lunchtime in the hunt for accomplices of Salman Abedi. It is the last place the attacker is known to have visited before launching a devastating attack after an Ariana Grande concert...

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 4.30.01 PMExpress CO - Neighbour claims 'massive packages' sent to terror raid flat prior to Manchester bombing

The attack on Monday claimed the lives of 22 victims and injured a further 120 after the terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device as concert-goers left the venue. Heavily armed police and soldiers have raided a city centre flat in Manchester in connection with the atrocious attack...

 

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WGN9 - Man charged after explosive device found at Chicago Airbnb

A 25-year-old Roselle man was charged after an explosive device was found at an Airbnb rental on Chicago’s West Side. Michael Debrown faces one felony count of Unlawful Use of Weapon – Bomb/Grenade/Molotov Cocktail. The device was discovered inside a residence in the 3500 block of West Flournoy Ave. at about 1:15 a.m. Friday...

 

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Chicago Tribune - Man accused of having pipe bomb in Airbnb held in lieu of $250K bail

...At about midnight, when the Airbnb host returned to the home, he noticed that his Adderall was missing and, after learning of Debrown's questions about drugs, knocked on the door to his room, but received no answer, Brevard said. The host opened the door to find a 10-inch long pipe bomb with a fuse sticking out of it, copper wire, tools, heat gun, dremel tool and other items...

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NYDN - Two shot at Queens house rented through Airbnb for wild birthday party

A wild party at a ritzy Queens house rented through Airbnb ended in bloodshed early Sunday when two men were shot, cops and witnesses said...

 

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Atlanta Business Chronicle - Airbnb rental hosts late-night parties with guns, drugs

Residents of a quiet North Buckhead neighborhood say a home in the community is being rented out on the home-sharing site Airbnb to people who charge others to attend rowdy late-night parties that include guns and drugs...