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Doug, Home Buyer in Walnut Creek, CA

Alamo Violent Crime

Asked by Doug, Walnut Creek, CA Sun Jan 20, 2008

Please see: http://www.greatschools.net/city/Alamo/CA
Why does Alamo have a violent crime index of 5? I thought Alamo was a safe place to live.

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Doug,

Thank you for the update Doug. As I said when I suggested propertymaps.com, you must double check items that are a concern. This is a perfect case in point. Somewhere in a data base that pulls together numbers "something" is causing this erroneous data. As far back as the 1960's it was an axium in the computer world :GIGO. Garbage In, Garbage Out. We have become so dependent on our "click to answer" computers that sometimes we forget to double check.

I will forward this info to propertymaps.com and see if they can trace the error. My suspicion is that the number is buried somewhere in a data base that they pull from somewhere else. I have seen myself when a certain set of data points are attributed to one city but are really from another with the same name, different state.

Thanks again for double checking!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 22, 2008
Well, it turns out all these sites reporting high crime rates in Alamo are wrong. I spoke with a crime analyst at the Contra Costa Sheriff's office and she stated that Alamo has a very low crime rate, and any crimes are mostly property related. That's a far cry from the murder rate specified here:
http://www.propertymaps.com/location/mls/usa/california/alam…
Thanks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 22, 2008
Propertymaps.com has crime stats listed by State and City. Go to propertymaps.com, click on "location information" then California then Alamo. Crime stats as well as other demographics are then graphically displayed.

Never rely on only one source for your information. If a certain issue concerns you make sure you double check with another source, preferably official.

You may also call the CC County Sheriff's department directly at 877-308-5248 and ask for the crime prevention specialist for the Alamo area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 21, 2008
Alamo doesn't have a police department, as it is still unincorporated (for the time being) so you'll have to check with Contra Costa County Sheriff Dept for accurate stats.
Web Reference: http://www.DiabloValley.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 20, 2008
Here is a website I found on Alamo and looks as if the crime is inconclusive. I am wondering if those statistics were incorporated from the entire county. http://www.greatestcities.com/North_America/USA/California_C…
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Doug....

Good questions. I would strongly suggest you check with the Alamo police department to determine the crime statistics. I live nearby in San Ramon and it is news to me.
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