Christine, Home Buyer in Jersey City, NJ

I believe Jersey City will be significantly transformed over the next few years, but how safe is it today?

Asked by Christine, Jersey City, NJ Sat Aug 4, 2007

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I moved from downtown Jersey City, Hamilton Sq Pk area, 3 years ago up to Jersey City Heights. Close in terms of distance but a world apart compared to neighborhoods. So far during the course of the last 2 years and just on my immediate block, there has been: one fatal shooting, one murder/suicide (tbd), a spate of robberies, including my own house, and needless to say the usual drug dealers hanging around. I The Jersey City Police have a tough job and need to be supported, however even they turn a blind eye to small crimes. My neighbor had a bicycle stolen from her front porch. She has full video surveillance of her house. The tape captured the entire event in full color. Long story short when the police were presented with the tape showing who stole the bike, where he was working (he was a delivery guy leaving menus at the doorstep) they did nothing. More police presence is needed in the Heights.
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Hi,
There are a few internet sources of crime stats that you can search by zip code. I do not know how accuarte any of these sites are. For the most accurate information, contact the local police department.

Here are a few internet sites that you can check:
http://www.bestplaces.net/crime/
http://www.areaconnect.com/state.htm?s=NJ
Web Reference: http://www.bestplaces.net/
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
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Jersey City is a mixed bag. I often compare it to Brooklyn. Certain areas are better than others. The historic downtown areas such as Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park, Paulus Hook, and Newport are the best areas and are comparable to Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, and Fort Greene.
If you are on the other side of the highway in the Journal Sqaure area it would be more comparable to areas like Clinton Hill, Bushwick, Bed Stuy, and Crown Heights.

Overall, If you keep your eyes open and your head out of the clouds you will be fine like most major US cities.

I am currently moving out of Manhattan into a loft condo conversion in Van Vorst Park and I can't wait. I have a lot of friends in the neighborhood and we love it. Great cafe's and little stores.
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