Security Risks and Corporate Liability

Just the other day over our regular Friday morning coffee, a friend of mine told me that he and his wife returned from a vacation to find their vehicle had been relieved of its catalytic convertor. The extraction surgery was not without complications, and the car was...
CrimeRisk: Mission Critical Data

CrimeRisk: Mission Critical Data

One of the first AGS products to step outside the realm of demographics was our CrimeRisk database, which over two decades has evolved to become one of the key components of our overall strategy to become the premier provider of mission critical attribute data to the...

Seattle, Starbucks and Crime

Last week, Starbucks announced that it was permanently closing 16 locations due to crime concerns, five of which are located in their headquarter city of Seattle. They aren’t the only business experiencing higher than average crime. After a string of armed robberies...

The Geography of Los Angeles Police Chases

I’m going to make a very embarrassing admission: I love watching police chases on TV. Maybe growing up in Los Angeles after the infamous Bronco chase taught me to enjoy watching these intense car chases on TV. When I lived in LA, they would break into local news or...
Crime Data and Coming Improvements

Crime Data and Coming Improvements

Turn on the news these days, and you are shown startling statistics about crime. Just this week, the FBI released startling data that homicides in the Unites States in 2020 rose by nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest increase since the Bureau began keeping...

Holiday Crime Risk

It’s Christmastime in Chicago, and a family is planning on going on vacation for the holidays to visit family members abroad. They think that they have done everything right: they told neighbors that they will be out of town, set timers for their lamps and have locks...