MapATL's crime mapping tool is an easy way to get the real scoop on whether the neighborhood you're interested in is safe or sketch. Simply zoom in to your desired area, and bubbles will appear indicating the amount of criminal activity that has occurred nearby. Clicking on the bubbles will reveal a list of specific offenses and the exact address where they happened. The site verifies each and every incident.
One great thing about the map is that you can customize what kind of crime you want to learn about. There are three main categories: violence, property, and sex offenders. Furthermore, the violence and property crimes are broken down to more specific offenses, such as vandalism, arson, assault, etc. Crime MapATL also provides a graph illustrating the change in occurrence of different crimes during spans of time ranging from a month to a year. Just be aware the latest data is from December 2010. The site is also interactive. If you witness something you something you think they should know about, you can call, e-mail, or tweet them about it.
Click on over and do some research. MapATL is a fast, simple way to become a more educated homebuyer.