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James Walsh, Other/Just Looking in Arlington, VA

How safe is Petworth vs. other emerging neighborhoods like Le Droit Park?

Asked by James Walsh, Arlington, VA Mon Jul 30, 2007

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Agents can never comment on crime, and safety is a personal perception.

I always suggest that clients check out http://www.washigntonpost.com/crime or http://www.crimereports.com to see what the police are reporting for a given neighborhood.

Be sure to check out the neighborhood your considering moving to and a neighborhood where you feel safe. That way you can compare statistically what is happening in both areas.

Also, go through the neighborhood you're considering at various times of the day and various days of the week. If you don't feel safe there then it's not the right choice for you.
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Also,you definitely want to check out http://www.mpdc.dc.gov which is the Metropolitian Police Department. They will give you information such as neighborhood,crime statistics,safety tips and so forth.
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There are a few great resources around. I think it is best to contact your Community Resource Officer or CRO at the police department. Just call the main non-emergency number and ask to be connected to the CRO. They’re normally very aware of the good and bad areas of the area and can normally give you local statistics. You can also check out http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ which provides stats based on the FBI uniform crime reports. You might also visit the FBI stats site at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius. Another place to checkout is http://www.Crimeweb.net . Hope this is of you to you.
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