CrimeRisk is a geographically detailed and comprehensive crime assessment database, widely used and trusted by thousands of companies for nearly twenty years. Using advanced statistical methodologies and a rolling seven-year database of FBI and local agency statistics, CrimeRisk provides a highly accurate view of the relative risk of specific crime types for any geographic area including Census blocks. It is not a database of crime occurrence, but rather, the relative risk of any location compared to the United States in entirety.
CrimeRisk is updated on an annual basis in conjunction with updates to the AGS estimates and projections data to include the latest national, state, and metropolitan area level trends which are incorporated into the many separate statistical models which are used to build the results.
The primary source of CrimeRisk is a careful compilation and analysis of the FBI Uniform Crime Report databases. On an annual basis, the FBI collects data from each of about 16,000 separate law enforcement jurisdictions at the city, county, and state levels and compiles these into its annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The latest national crime reports can be obtained from the FBI web site in Excel format. While useful, the UCR provides detailed data only for the largest cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
CrimeRisk is a mission-critical component in the analyses of companies in many different industries.
- Insurance companies extensively use CrimeRisk in their actuarial models to aid in underwriting.
- Banks use CrimeRisk to assess possible lending risks in both commercial and residential property loans, and in some cases, on loans to particular businesses.
- Retailers rely on CrimeRisk in their site selection protocols, and to determine the expected security needs of both new and established store fronts.
- Real estate brokers and agents often provide CrimeRisk indexes to property buyers as a significant value add to their services.