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lizziedongdo…, Home Buyer in Lakeland, FL

Is this a safe area?

Asked by lizziedongdong, Lakeland, FL Fri Oct 18, 2013

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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department 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.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 19, 2013
Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime. It is considered as promoting one area over another based on demographics, which violates some of the equal housing opportunity laws.

However, you as a customer have all the rights to investigate.
You may contact the police and sheriff departments for that area and ask, they keep statistics on it.
You can also use free websites like http://www.Spotcrime.com , http://www.CrimeReports.com , http://www.CrimeMapping.com or http://www.mylocalcrime.com that collect such info....however for some of them we don't know how accurate they are or how frequent the data gets updated. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on "best answer".

Tony Vega
Antonelli Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 18, 2013
No it's not, I have lived in Lakeland for 15 years, Combee is a horrible crime ridden area! North lakeland and south/southwest LAkeland are the best as far as safety and schools go!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 30, 2013
Just contact local law enforcement.... Number one way to get the facts as they work the area everyday!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 19, 2013
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