Oak Park is a great place to live!
A couple of suggestions, 1. simply Google, oak park illinois police department, then click on the site or go to http://www.oak-park.us/Police_Department/Police_Department.html . You will see a menu on left for "Community Policing" and then click to "Resident Beat Officer Program". In Oak Park we have an officer assigned to every neighborhood! Click and see a quarterly Newsletter for the appropriate area in which you may want to live. The Newsletter is written by that neighborhood's Beat Officer on a quarterly basis. The officer's contact info is also included, so you can personally contact him or her! How many communities that you know of offer this kind of service?. This should give you the information you are seeking.
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Realtors are mandated that we can't answer questions like that.
Here's the website link to the Village. Give them a call and I'm sure they can help you.
Realtors are not allowed to comment on the safety of particular neighborhoods. I can suggest that you go to the local police department to obtain crime statistics for the area. You can also talk to neighbors, who I'm sure will be happy to talk about issues if there are any.
Try to Google "crime in Oak Park" to see if anyone has blogged about problems.
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