Although the property search functions on Trulia are lacking, they do have something interesting when perusing an unfamiliar neighborhood.
House hunters can log onto Trulia and map the address of the property they want to find out details regarding levels of criminal activity in the area. The data is generated by SpotCrime.com and CrimeReports.com.
Here’s a Crime Map of Elgin, IL from Trulia:
It is not a perfect system, but it does clarify what type of activity was noted, i.e. burglar alarm, traffic, disorderly conduct, warrant and so on. I’ve reviewed several neighborhoods that I have personal experience with in the Chicagoland area and I can agree with the overall level of accuracy.
This is a great resource that all buyers should preview when house hunting!
Need more information? Let me know and I’ll send you a link.
Charles Rutenberg Realty