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Vinicius For…, Home Buyer in New York, NY

I tend think this is a good area to live. But after checking the crime rates I got a little bit worried. Should I?

Asked by Vinicius Fortes, New York, NY Wed Feb 5, 2014

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I have lived in Oak Park for 15 years, and as a 50-something year old woman, I have never felt afraid or unsafe. And I used to walk home from work in the dark from downtown State St daily.
No, it's not Mayberry and I wouldn't leave my car unlocked on the street, but compared to other cities Santa Barbara has always seemed safe. I think the crime statistics are mostly petty theft, tagging, stuff like that.
The gang "activity" is mainly harming each other (lol) and that happens mostly on the other side of the freeway (west of the 101), and around Milpas St, if you read the paper.
I have found the cops VERY responsive, when I have called about excessive noise or suspicious activity (like campers in the creek) on occasion. I say, go for it!
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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities 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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