Betty Jo Sca…, Other/Just Looking in Lindstrom, MN

I'm concerned about amount of crime. How serious is it?

Asked by Betty Jo Scarrow, Lindstrom, MN Fri Jun 22, 2012

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I live in this area, and from 7th Street to 12th Street, and north of the canal to Alice is considered New North Town. It has some of the lowest crime rate in the area due to active and watchful neighbors. We have lived here for over 30 years and would love to see more home OWNERS, rather than renters.

This area is a prime locale and don't understand why it isn't promoted more frequently. We are 15 minutes from the airport and downtown, located between freeways for easy access all over the valley and beyond and have the beauty of North Mountain Park at our doorstep.

Come on you Real Estate Agents ... I challenge you to help promote the community of Sunnyslope to folks and get some quality home OWNERS, rather than renters, in the area.

Thank you.
Andy
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 24, 2012
Andy you are a snob
Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012
I'd say all crime is serious.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
The best resource that I recommend to my clients is http://phoenix.gov/police/crista1.html
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
If you are anywhere near Granite Bay, on 19th Ave, it is horrendous. People damage your vehicle, obscenely loud and rude people at night, every single night, car accidents on 19th almost daily as well. Just stay away from this area, and in particular Granite Bay, they tell you there are rent-a-cops at night, but even when the drunks are out, firecrackers going off, etc...they do NOTHING! NOTHING is done in regard to towing vehicles chronically in your spot, or to those who you have a physical picture of doing damage to your property. Run the other way if you are directed here.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Real Estate professionals cannot answer this question as it is illegaland and is considered steering.
You probably want to ask relatives, friends and co-workers, read the newspapers, follow the local news on TV (online ?) contact the local sheriff & police department and ideally visit the potential areas frequently to learn which areas you feel most at home in. You might also consider asking people on facebook and twitter if you don’t know anyone in Phoenix. (Not sure if attorneys can answer this either but if they can that might be a good resource as well) Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 13, 2012
spotcrime.com, I was really worried when my oldest daughter moved out on her own. you type in the zip codw and sends you weekly reports broken down by burglary, car thefts,assault etc....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 27, 2012
My client has lived at Royal Palm for over a year and has never had a problem. His daughter attends the local school and has made quality friends. He says it's quiet and tranquil... He loves the location because it's central yet safe. Yet he has to move out of state due to work. He will miss his home.

Though, I always suggest to my clients, go with your gut feelings... If you feel good about it then do your research and go for it, but if you have any doubt, don't bother and walk away.

Best of luck,

Norma Millett
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 11, 2012
You can check crime rates within a radius of a certain address at http://www.crimerates.com. You simply go to the website and enter in the address of the home and it will generate a report for you. This is a really neat tool!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 24, 2012
Excuse my bluntness, but if you are under the impression an area has a high crime rate, why would you still consider buying in the area? Yes you can check statistics all day long but sometimes you just go with your gut. Be done with it, walk away!
FYI - I just watch a documentary on gangs last night. There was an area around Charlotte, N.C., and for years, decades even, the local police could not or would not recognize there was a gang in a certain area. The occasional problem was perceived as isolated incidents. It took an all out turf war between gangs for the police to realize the problem was much worse than they perceived.
My point being, you can't always trust the statistics.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 23, 2012
Dear Betty:

Whenever you are in doubt about criminal activity in any neighborhood, I've always suggest to my clients to visit or call the nearest police department in order to get the latest incidences. Also you should go to the Maricopa Sheriff's website, they have the link to the sex offender list by neighborhood.

I hope that this information helps you!!!!

Regards,
Jorge Mendoza
Associate Broker, Property Manager, NARPM Member
ZRM Real Estate & Investments
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Here is the paragraph in the buyer advisory regarding Crime Statistics:

Crime statistics, an imperfect measurement at best, provide some indication of the level of criminal activity in an area. To check the crime statistics for the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert and Peoria, go to http://www.faxnet1.org or the city of Phoenix website http://phoenix.gov/POLICE/crista1.html. A visit or phone call to other law enforcement agencies may be required.
Tucson: http://tpdinternet.tucsonaz.gov/Stats/.
For crime statistics in all Arizona cities go to http://www.azleague.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.cities click on the city/town and search for “crime statistics.”

Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Brenda

Ron & Brenda Cunningham
West USA Realty
602-980-3133
Ron: 602-499-0694

** Recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal as "One of the Top 50 Realtors in the Valley"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Betty Jo,

The Arizona Association of Realtors has a fantastic Buyer Advisory that provides you with information on a multitude of topics related to buying real estate in Arizona. http://www.aaronline.com/documents/buy_advis.pdf

On page 8 of the Buyer Advisory you will find the Crime Statistics section including multiple links to official data in the Phoenix-metro area.

Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Stacie Durnford
UrbBurb LLC
stacie@urbburb.com
http://www.urbburb.com
602.791.4404
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Please go to our wedsite. http://www.wesellazrealestate.com

We have a link - (family watchdog) for you to check out crime in a particular area. Please allow us to assist you with your real estate needs. We have many years of experience to help guide you through the many steps.

Kindest Regards,

Lori Hicks & Toni D’Avello
HomeSmart Real Estate Professional
Ofc:(602)375-1075 Cell:(602)725-6922
Email: WeSellAZLori@Cox.Net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Go to this web site and put in the area your interested in getting the states.

http://www.azcentral.com/CrimeMaps/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
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