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munjaldalwadi, Home Buyer in Piscataway, NJ

How is the crime in this area?

Asked by munjaldalwadi, Piscataway, NJ Thu Dec 20, 2012

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Be smart. Go to the local elementary schools, speak to some of the residents. Most people are good and will have conversations about where they live and the pro’s and cons. I say elementary schools because most kids that age are picked up and the parents stand around waiting for them.
Pick up a “local” weekly paper.. read the police blotter, then go online look at the stats, visit the local police department.

I did this when I moved to my area, the residents were great and shared a ton of information! A lot of them I see to this day! My local police department was great as well as going to the library to speak with parents.

Do your due diligence. If the neighborhood is a potential home you want to check it out in person.
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Hello. I get asked this question a lot regarding particular neighborhoods. You should check out the crime statistics with the local police department. Additionally, consider driving around the neighborhood during different hours of the day and night and talking to residents. Who better to ask then those who live there? Realtors cannot comment on the desirability of an area. I always advise my clients who are looking to relocate to a new neighborhood, to complete their own due diligence.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,

De Vonte Williamson , LSA
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Coldwell Banker Residential
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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Trulia has a great crime rate web app for this. Click the link below and click on "Crimes"
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