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Janiskay, Home Buyer in Minneapolis, MN

what is crime like in the Shingle Creek neighborhood?

Asked by Janiskay, Minneapolis, MN Wed Sep 5, 2012

In the very far North part of Minneapolis, right next to Brooklyn Center and near Brooklyn Blvd. and Highway 100

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Anna is absolutely right. You can also go to the city of Minneapolis website http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ and look up the crime stats for the particular area. They have maps that pinpoint where particular crimes have occured. You should also compare the stats of the neighborhood you are interested in with other Minneapolis neighborhoods as there are very few if none in major cities and surrounding suburbs that are absolutely crime free. Also remember that when speaking with the police, their opinion is biased as well. Their view of an area is always from the worst perspective as they deal 98% of the time with crime issues and don't have as good of a take on the good things happening in an area. Also, each area has a Community Crime Prevention Safe person assigned to it. That person interfaces with the community and can give you a more balanced view of what is going on in a particular area. You will find that contact info on the city website. You may also want to contact the community organization. Best of luck with your research.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
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 Thu Sep 6, 2012
Before I bought my house in Shingle Creek (and any other neighborhood in which I considered purchasing) I spoke to the neighbors in addition to checking crime stats. Crime stats only tell part of the story. I have lived in the neighborhood for four years now and it's great. Too bad I'm just seeing this now. Maybe you are a neighbor down the block.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Hi, Janiskay!!! I know it seems like it should be a no-brainer that agents can tell you about crime in any given area. BUT, the state of MN and the federal government want to make sure that we are not behaving badly. If agents start giving you this kind of info, it's a slippery slope to agents telling you what areas are OK and which ones are not. That's leaving the door open for us to discriminate and we CANNOT do that. Besides, you don't want US deciding for you what amount of crime is OK and what isn't!! That should be your choice.

Agent's are giving out websites and phone numbers for YOU to find this out and be satisfied for yourself, rather than what we tell you. I really think this is best, don't you??

Good luck~
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2012
I agree with the others we can not steer anyone in real estate. Your best bet is to drive the neighborhood, maybe go hang out at a park with the kids, and talk to the local police department and use that link Debra sent you.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
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