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Tamara Vassey, Renter in Irvine, CA

what constitutes a nonviolent crime?

Asked by Tamara Vassey, Irvine, CA Tue Aug 13, 2013

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This question has nothing to do with steering.

Joe's answer is a good one and one of Ron's comments is on target - if you want to know about crime talk to the local precinct as they can give you context beyond stats.

You can also use crime mapping sites - for example - to check out crime in relation to a specific address.
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A crime is considered Non-violent when it does not cause physical harm against other persons. These include crimes such as drug abuse, forgery, counterfeiting or public order offense. Usually, these crimes do not involve a threat to harm or an actual attack upon a person.

Joe Homs, Realtor
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Thanks, Joe! I assumed they didn't involve acts of violence against persons, but thought they may include burglary, which was a concern when looking at some neighborhoods in the Huntington Beach area. I appreciate your input!
Flag Wed Aug 14, 2013
I may think I know the answer, but I am a qualified Realtor, not a lawyer or law enforcement person. Call the local police and discuss this with them. They can help you with the answer and a qualified Realtor can help you with your real estate needs.

Carla Elliott
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Thanks, Carla. I will contact the police when I nail down something. I only asked because Trulia has a graph that shows the degrees of crime in the neighborhoods where homes are listed for rent. I wasn't aware it was a touchy area for realtors. I understand not wanting to "steer" a client one way or the other. I was just looking at weeding out anything I could to get my mission accomplished faster!
Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013
About crime I would talk with the police not a real estate agent who deals who property

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 14, 2013
Generally, non violent crimes are those that are committed against property rather than people. For example, the theft of an ipod from a backpack might be considered a non-violent crime.
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You should google that question or speak to local law enforcement.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 13, 2013
A NON-VIOLENT crime is what happens to someone else, not you!

Realtors cannopt comment on CRIME, and more than we can respond to RACE or RELIGION:
If we do, either positively or negatively, we can be accused of STEERING and lose our license.

Talk to the local Police.
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Thanks, Ron. I asked this question after looking at the crime stats on Trulia for a particular area I was interested in. Appreciate your info!
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