Whenever I'm asking a question important to me that has to do with a major purchase, security matter, etc., and the person I am talking to is a gent, I'll say "If I were your sister, would you recommend I __________?" and this filling in of the blank for you would be "If I were your sister, would you recommend I lease at this address?" I think this question humanizes us a little deeper and puts people on the spot because we do tend to want to help others without asking. If you are asking this question to a police officer, you will get an honest answer. The police department knows the level of calls in comparison to other specific areas.
Finally, whenever my clients do ask police, or go to police departments, or websites to search they come back to me SURPRISED that the area they were worried about has LOWER crime levels than where they presently live. I kid you not. We become immune and a tad blind to what goes on around us. We acclimate. Its great you are thinking about safety, we all must! In order to know the facts ASK the right source.
When I say safety means different things to each of us, I'll give you a good final example. A couple who asked me your question was stunned that when they looked up facts that there were far many more pedophiles living near them than where they were considering, yet they have no children, and don't believe they'd have children for easily 5 years and will have moved by then. The number of pedophiles wasn't really a factor. If you live alone and are without children, the pedophile factor wouldn't be of concern to you but burglaries/break-ins would therefore you wouldn't want a unit on a ground level that would prevent you from sleeping with windows open when the weather is cooler.. but a unit on a 3rd floor if you can tell it would be awfully hard to get up to trouble-wise is a property you can consider just fine. Tanya, do your research and thanks for asking! WIsh you the best. If I can help further, simply contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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