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Chabo, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA

Is this a high crime area?

Asked by Chabo, Atlanta, GA Wed Mar 6, 2013

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Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment……

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 6, 2013
Unfortunately, the other answers here are largely correct. Most agents won't address crime statistics. I can understand the problem with terms such as "high crime area," since your definition of high crime and some else's might be different. Still, if the FBI or your local police issue reports on crime in a particular area, I remain puzzled that agents can't even make those available to potential purchases. Still....

One tip that has't been offered here. Go to the community and talk to neighbors. Find out what they think. They'll be willing to talk, and you're likely to get better information anyway. Sometimes crimes aren't reported, but they still happen. Other times (and this happened with a property I own) there was a 1-man crime wave. A lone person, from dozens of miles away, burglarized multiple houses. Yes, the crime statistics really shot up...until he was caught. Now the area is--as it was before--virtually crime free. You won't get that insight from looking at statistics on reported crime.

Hope that helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 6, 2013
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Rodney has the best, most thorough answer to this question below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 6, 2013

Trulia has a new tool to illustrate crime data at the link below. As Rodney pointed out we cannot comment on crime rates but we can tell you how to find the information you want. Also try googling "crime statistics" followed by the zip code you are interested in, check out the local jursdiction's police website, or go directly to the local precinct and ask their opinion.


Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 6, 2013
Consider using the links below or in web reference to best answer your questions about crime rates,Chabo. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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