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Fran44, Other/Just Looking in 34747

What is the crime rate for a gated community versus ungated.?

Asked by Fran44, 34747 Sun Nov 22, 2009

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Please copy and paste the link included below into your browser and read an Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel that might answer your concerns. The article is not updated but it can give you a pretty good idea about security in gated communities.

http://www.ccfj.net/HOAFLgatesec.html

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 22, 2009
There are no guarantees when it comes to crime and safety within a specific community as it is an extension of society. It would be fair to assume however, that residents of a highly controlled gated community should be able to enjoy a higher level of security.

The local police department may be able to assist you by providing you with specific information from both the gated community and surrounding area.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 28, 2009
Hi Fran

Karyn is correct, unless there is a guard and security patrols, gates are pretty worthless. I saw a study some time ago that showed no difference in the crime rates - gated vs non-gated.

If your looking in the general area of Disney there are a number of excellent developments east of Celebration which are guarded as well as gated.

Good Luck,
Mark LeMenager
Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 22, 2009
The wise guy in me wants to reply higher in the gates communities. That is because the criminal are locked in and can not escape.

Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Behan says some criminals may see gated homes as a more lucrative bounty.

The real issue is the wearing your car brakes out faster and using more gas and time stopping for and waiting at the gates. No true environmentalist would want gates near their house. I see gates as a problem, not a solution, but then again, I am a country boy with a 12 guage. <grins>
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 22, 2009
Unless it is a manned security gate, everyone in the world has the code, Lawn Guys, Pool Guys, Maids, Realtors so I don't think it makes a big difference. The only manned security gate in the 34747 is Emerald Island, Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 22, 2009
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