It’s understood that buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why smart buyers consider a lengthy list of factors – everything from the age and condition of the home to the quality of the school district – before making an offer.
Buyers who want to dig deeper will learn more about the neighborhood, and not just what it looks like while they’re driving through it. Appearances can sometimes be deceiving, and that’s where we can help.
Monitronics offers a useful tool that looks below the surface by examining neighborhood crime reports. It’s our way of showing that we care about your safety and security, even when you’re beyond the reach of your home security system.
Using data from CrimeReports.com, we put together an up-to-date interactive map showing crimes that relate to the neighborhood around any given address, or in a particular ZIP code. Even if you’re already living in an area, it’s wise to understand any potential threats not just to homes, but to your kids who hang out with their friends down the street.
It’s a comprehensive list that shows not just residential and commercial property crimes such as burglary, or breaking and entering, but also:
- Assaults (with or without a deadly weapon).
- Weapons and drug offenses.
- Robberies and theft, including vehicles that are stolen or broken into.
- Domestic violence.
- Sexual assault, as well as the location of registered sex offenders.
The list also includes the enforcement side of the equation, mapping out instances of proactive policing such as pedestrian stops and vehicle stops.
Understanding crime in your neighborhood isn’t just a great way to learn more about the home you want to move into, or the one you already live in. It’s not just about home security either. It’s figuring out how to protect yourself and your loved ones once you step out the front door.