Boston-based CDS Business Mapping LLC, a company specializing in online hazard mapping, recently announced enhancements for its RiskMeter.com website. RiskMeter Online, an Internet-based application designed to automate property risk reports, will now return additional crime statistics for the surrounding area, which the company says helps underwriters and agents to better assess and price crime risk.

In order to provide users with a better idea of crime risk for the overall area, RiskMeter now returning statistics for 0.5- and 2-mile radii in its reports. This extra data is designed to enable RiskMeter users to get much more insight into crime levels for the neighborhoods surrounding a policy. By simply typing in an address, it’s possible to get 10 crime scores, including an aggregate crime score, violent crime scores (murder, rape, robbery, assault) and property crime scores (burglary, larceny, vehicle theft).

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