I would agree that local law enforcement is typically the best source; however, some of the sites below geo-locate events, which can be useful in your decision making process.
As you review areas consider the possibility that some stats might be skewed by the current economic environment. So, looking at past statistics might provide another "data point" to consider in your decision. As of 9/10/10 Contra Costa County has an 11.3% unemployment rate, which is â€œbetter thanâ€ the 12.2 CA State average. As a comparison, in 9/08 these figures stood at 6.6% and 7.6%, respectively.
You can find useful information specific to Antioch. Also, here is the Antioch P.D. phone number 925.779.6902
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Good luck with your investment property search!