Everyone has different tolerance levels for criminal activity. I always suggest that you check a few websites for information about a new neighborhood. You should check your current address on these sites and then compare what is occurring around your current home to activity in the 60634 zip code. Websites that I find useful are:
Crime Statistics: Go to CLEARMap to search specific streets and areas for crime incidents. http://gis.chicagopolice.org/
This is a great site with specific information about demographics or income levels of an area.
This is a comprehensive criminal and sex offender site.
This site sends automated emails with neighborhood activity like street closures, building permits, restaurant reviews, real estate activity and criminal activity,
Make sure your new home meets your transportation needs. CTA Trip Planner gives you several options for planning a trips on transit throughout the Chicago area, including online trip planners, mobile device applications* and by telephone. http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx
This should provide a rich information experience beyond dry statistics that are currently in use. Please visit the listed website for your particular city, county, or zip code.
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We as agents cant answer such a question. But if your looking for informatio check out chicago crime by block. Its a good site. Also, check out the area yourself. Go there at all different times of the day and night and on the weekends. Only you can know if something is right for your family. Best of luck!
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