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Hinky: Homebuying Apps Hide Crime Data Over “Racial Bias”

At least two home buying sites have eschewed including crime maps for neighborhoods on their websites over concerns that the crime data available is biased against minorities. and Redfin both announced on the same day in December that they will no longer provide crime data for neighborhoods on their websites over racial bias concerns…

Redfin said the company recently decided not to add crime data to its real estate buying website because doing so could reinforce racial bias…

“In the 2019 survey, people reporting crimes were more likely to describe their offender as young, male, and Black than would be expected given the representation of those groups in the population,” Taubman explained. Read more…

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