How to Use Crime Data in BrightInvestor | Scribe

    How to Use Crime Data in BrightInvestor

    • Drew McCluskey |
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    Search for your desired location in the "Enter Address, Zip Code, or City" field and press **Enter.**
    In **Step 1** of the sidebar that appears, select **Crime.**
    In **Step 2** of the sidebar, there are three **Categories** to choose. We'll try all of them, but let's start with **Heat Map / Pins.**
    You can view data by multiple *Time Frames*. For this example, choose **Past 6 Months.**
    The *Data Boundary* is set to **Radius,** so we'll keep it there.
    You can change the *Radius in Miles* to search a larger area. For this example, we'll press **1\.**
    If all the filters fit your criteria, we're ready to view the data! Click **Generate Map.**
    A crime heat map will appear, allowing you to easily see areas with lighter or heavier crime. **Zoom in** for more details.
    To get a better pulse on the area, you can see each crime that has occurred in the past 6 months in this area.
    **Click** on a pin to view more details.
    You can add the generated data as a **Layer.** This will allow you to stack data types on your map. Let's click that now.
    Enter your *Layer Name* and click **Save.**
    You've finished finding Crime *Heat Map / Pins*! Now press **Crime Growth** to find the trend in your area.
    You can choose the *Time Frame* to compare against. Let's compare **January 2019** with **January 2022.**
    We want to research the same area, so we'll keep the *Data Boundary* as a **1 Mile Radius** and **Generate the Map.**
    In **Step 3,** the sidebar shows the difference between January of 2019 and January of 2022, indicating a **33\.33% drop** in crime.
    Nice work! You've finished comparing Austin's *Crime Growth* data. Now click **Step 2** to research the last category.
    In **Step 2** of the sidebar, select **Crime Risk.**
    The *Data Boundary* is automatically selected as **City By Zip Code.** Press **Generate Map.**
    In **Step 3** of the sidebar, a list of crimes and the risk of them occurring is illustrated.
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