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Airbnb is taking measures to verify its listings as a safety measure, but it looks like police want more, like this request for hosts to register in North Carolina. Good idea.

Police in North Carolina are urging owners of short-term rentals to register their properties so police can more quickly shut down parties that get out of hand.

The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that registrations will help police know who owns a property when they respond to a 911 call.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said at a recent news conference that there have been “a number” of incidents where an AirBnB looks like “a nightclub in a condo or an apartment or even a residence.”

For instance, a graduation party turned fatal in June when a 24-year-old was shot and three others were wounded.

The department has compiled a list of 50 short-term rental properties where officers have responded to 911 calls. But police say there are likely more.

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Tags: airbnb, short-term rentals

Photo credit: Despite its own efforts to verify its hosts, police are asking for extra measures to ensure everyone is safe. Skift

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