I live in Bergen Beach and in my opinion the amount of break-ins is not numerous. I think that anywhere in Brooklyn and/or in the big city these types of things can happen, but Bergen Beach as a whole is safe. In the end, no matter where you live, if this is a concern to you, you can protect yourself and your belongings by having a good alarm system and maybe even a dog with a loud bark! :)
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Unfortunately a lot of the crime that goes on in the Bay area and surrounding regions goes unreported in news channels so we have to rely on word of mouth and I look at the Bay News Crime Blotter for more details as well as other Brooklyn Based Papers and it seems, Bay Ridge has high crime at the moment robberies. Hope this helps.
Ramona Johnson, Licensed Realtor Coldwell Banker Mid Plaza Real Estate Office