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Trulia Launches Crime Maps

June 02 2011

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Very often, agents are asked by potential home buyers about crime statistics in a given neighborhood. As a broker, you need to be able to advise your agents about the best way to respond in this situation. Clearly, it’s not ideal for agents to be responsible for researching and providing this information. Yet, in the past, it was difficult to direct consumers to a resource where they could obtain the information themselves.

Trulia has released what they believe is a solution for this difficult issue: Crime Maps. Agents can suggest that consumers use Crime Maps to perform their own research about neighborhood safety. We learned more with this article from Trulia.

Location, Location, Location – it's all about Location. But sometimes the best location might not be the safest. Now, your house or rental search for the perfect place with the safest neighborhood just got a whole lot easier with Trulia's brand new Crime MapsCrime Maps!

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Crime Maps helps people view, explore, compare, interact and comment on crime data across the U.S. – here's the low-down:

  • Crime Maps leverages geodata from multiple partners, including CrimeReports.com, EveryBlock.com and SpotCrime.com, who work with hundreds of police agencies, crime feeds and news outlets to create a curated map of criminal activitycurated map of criminal activity in many metropolitan areas.
  • Users can view crimes in a specific area, toggle between multiple neighborhoods, and directly compare the crime statisticscrime statistics of two different regions.
  • Trulia also enables users to add insights, comments, and advice via Facebook's Social Comments for additional context and information on top of the geodata.

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In the past, simple-to-decipher crime reports haven't been readily accessible (or easy to read!) and Trulia aims to bring this important crime data to the surface at an important moment – when people are deciding where they should live. The maps are live and currently available in 50 counties, and we have plans to quickly expand nationwide.


Check out your current neighborhood, the one you grew up in, or the one you hope to move into one day. And, as always, we adore your feedback so leave it in the comments.

Want to see how everything works? Here's a video demo that will walk you through on how everything works.

Watch the Video on YouTubeWatch the Video on YouTube.

Learn more about Trulia.

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