Los Angeles is a big city with different neighborhoods and beach cities. There are some areas with higher crime rates. Communities with higher density of crime violence. If you have a desired neighbohood drive area. Get a gut feeling about the area. Do you feel comfortable walking area, going to cafe shop in area or letting your kids walk to school? I like statistics and I have attached Neighborhood Scout has crime rate based on Los Angeles zip codes.
Hope information helps in your home search.
Gail Mercedes Cole
Los Angeles is a huge city with many different areas and neighborhoods. I have lived in Los Angeles for many years and never had an encounter with gangs or violence but it does exist, as with any major city.
For more information about the subject, I would recommend you take a look at http://www.lapdonline.org/crime and make your decisions based upon that.
Hope this info will help you!
As you drive through a neighborhood, do you see graffiti, bars on the windows and doors of properties, a lot of run-down and deferred maintenance, old beat-up cars, and other signs of poverty?
You can also search the websites on crime statistics in a given zip code for further information.
lots of drugs, money, and poverty, you'll also find lots of gang activity and lots of police.
I think the only people who are not shocked by those colored push pins are the gang members and the police who both make their livings inter acting daily.
What I like to call our general false sence of security is something like 1 part be careful where you
go, 1 part be careful when you go there, and 3 parts gardian angels looking after you (or if you prefer luck).
Los Angeles has a large geographic area. Is there a specific area you're interested in?
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Susan Bo'ur Realtor/Coldwell Banker
Each part of Los Angeles is very very different. If there is a specific area in Los Angeles you are referring to, I would suggest you contact the local police department and ask about that zip code or just do a google search about crime in that zip code.
Please let me know if you have any other real estate related needs or questions!