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Homebuying Apps Remove 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.

Realtor.com 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…

“We believe that Redfin–and all real estate sites–should not show neighborhood crime data,” Taubman wrote. Read more…

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