Property and Crime Statistics Tool
When moving house, important and up to date information on the local area can be difficult to come across. It is deemed that the higher the house prices, the lower the crime; this is a common misconception. Whether you are buying for the first time, buying to rent or are already a homeowner seeking expansion, it is useful to have as much information as possible on the area you are thinking of moving to.
This being the reason for CIA Landlord Insurance creating this free crime and property statistics tool.
What Does The Tool Do?
The tool provides statistics on two important points to consider when buying a house, average house prices and crime statistics. Information is provided on the size of a house compared to its value and includes specific types of crime within an area.
Being broken down into four sections, the tool provides average house prices on flat maisonette properties, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. This information allows somebody buying, for whatever reason, to decide whether the area is inside their budget within seconds.
The tool also produces crime statistics which show an average score taken from an array of different categories. It works on the basis of a low crime level bringing in a score of less than 10, medium crime level between 10 and 40 and a high crime level being anything over 40. The categories included are anti-social behaviour, bicycle theft, burglary, criminal damage arson, drugs, other theft, possession of weapons, public order, robbery, shoplifting, theft from the person, vehicle crime, violent crime and other crime.
How Does The Tool Work?
Initially, it will use your I.P. address to determine your location but there is a search bar option which is activated by typing in a postcode to produce statistics for this area. This allows you to compare areas.
These statistics are gathered from the APIs of the Land Registry and the Police. As the aforementioned APIs are updated, the tool will update too, ensuring you receive real-time information.
The generator can be used on a mobile device (although it may not initially display your postcode on this device), a laptop or computer! You can find this tool by following the link above and at the bottom of this page.