FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing
Worcester, Mass., April 29, 2016 — NeighborhoodScout, a nationwide neighborhood search engine and provider of location based analytics for real-estate investors, mortgage professionals and homebuyers, has updated its exclusive neighborhood crime data, analytics and maps for 2016.
Since 2002 NeighborhoodScout’s crime data has been the most trusted and widely referenced hyper-local crime data, providing seamless coverage for every neighborhood, city, town and village in the United States.
NeighborhoodScout’s crime data is unique in that NeighborhoodScout collects raw data reported from all 18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S., and uses a relational database to assign reported crimes from every agency (e.g., municipal police, campus police, port authority, transit, etc.) to the localities for which the agencies have law enforcement responsibility.
With this exclusive database, NeighborhoodScout then uses its Ph.D. developed computer models to statistically predict the number and rates for every major type of crime for every U.S. neighborhood.
This updated data set can be accessed via address lookup, API, bulk processing, flat file or white label. Findings from this updated crime data were recently featured in NeighborhoodScout’s 2016 research reports on the “Top 100 Safest Cities” and “Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities” in America.
Built in search capabilities in the NeighborhoodScout platform also allow users to filter by overall crime rate, property crime rate, violent crime rate, or crimes per square mile, and instantly generate custom heat maps for any area.
These search capabilities not only help individuals and businesses find low crime areas to invest in, but they also provide insights for people who develop, invest or provide real estate financing.
“Real estate values, insurance rates and tenant safety are highly influenced by crime risk,” says Dr. Andrew Schiller, CEO & Founder, NeighborhoodScout. “While proximity to crime risk is always a high priority for our users, what makes our crime data unique is its ability to be filtered and mapped in various ways.
“For example, a first time home buyer looking to start a family could search for low crime areas, then add additional filters such as: school quality, home prices, lifestyle characteristics and real estate tax rates. A real estate investor on the other hand could search for low crime areas, then factor in neighborhood demographics, average market rent and rental trends. These patented search capabilities can help individuals and business find locations to fit their specific needs,” explains Schiller.
About Location, Inc.
Location, Inc. is a geographic research and data mining company born of university research and one of the leading providers of location-based data and tools used by corporations for risk analysis. Location, Inc. specializes in location analysis, quantifying and mapping of crime and security risks, structure fire risk, demographic and school data information products, and location-based decision-making tools for businesses and consumers. More than 44 million people and businesses have used Location, Inc. data and services since the Company’s 2000 inception, including its famous NeighborhoodScout website for consumers.