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Dinah Henson, Home Buyer in Lancaster, CA

I live in az, there is no crime here, want to relocate by my family,please tell me how safe Lancaster is

Asked by Dinah Henson, Lancaster, CA Fri Jan 3, 2014

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city-data.com (or something like that) this is not a safe place. stay out of here. specially if you have kids. its full of sex offenders and drugs. no work either. i wish id never moved here.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 23, 2015
I live in Palmdale which is about ten miles from Lancaster. The west side is the preferred side of town for both Palmdale and Lancaster. East Lancaster is not safe for a family. A lot of drug activity and due to shift of population from areas in Los Angeles to Lancaster and Palmdale...(people looking for affordable housing and/or Section 8 homes)....crimes have increased.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 5, 2014
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.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 5, 2014
"Everyone always says the west side is especially safe, is there a problem with the east side? and why is there such a wide price gap between the two areas?"

The better the area, the higher the price. I'm finding it difficult to believe that there is "no crime" in Arizona.

Best bet for crime inquiry: http://www.crimemapping.com Just type in the address and it will show you reported crime - you can change the date range also.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 5, 2014
Dinah you can request a neighborhood report that will give you detailed information about any area you may be interested in purchasing a home in. Then you can follow up that report with a call to the local police station.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 3, 2014
Hello Dinah,

EVERY city has crime, which is why every city has a law enforcement agency.

Crime can vary from violent to non violent, but crime exist everywhere on some level.

If you want crime stats for Lancaster Ca contact the LA County Sheriff's Department. They police Lancaster. They are the BEST source for crime stats.

Best of luck to you on your move!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 24, 2014
I'm from New Hampshire which is very low crime. I like Palmdale and Lancaster and agree that the west side is supposed to be safer. I live in an area that is supposed to be the highest crime area in Lancaster...cheap rent. I work till 2 am most nights and am not afraid to venture home. It depends on what you plan on doing. I keep to myself and havent had any issues although from what i hear there is alot of crime.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 13, 2014
Oh FYI, New Hampshire is beautiful but super COLD!! This is the major reason i love it in palmdale, however you are from AZ so there is a different perspective
Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014
Every city has good areas and Lancaster is no different. It is better to drive the areas to get a feel of the neighborhoods. I am in Palmdale and Lancaster every day and I have lived in both.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 11, 2014
You should call the local precinct. They will have the best information about the safety of the area they cover.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 4, 2014
According to the latest statistics the city of Lancaster is a safe place to grow your family, specially the West side of the City and Quartz Hill. Here is a link that way you can see some information(check Market Insider) and if you have any question or concern contact me direct:
Also check this link for Quartz Hill:
I will be more than happy to help you find any additional information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 3, 2014
Everyone always says the west side is especially safe, is there a problem with the east side? and why is there such a wide price gap between the two areas?
Flag Fri Jan 3, 2014
I feel I should specify that I feel Lancaster is a safe place too live.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 3, 2014
Lancaster is like any other city. There are crimes everywhere you live. There are definitely better areas to live in Lancaster. I would be more than happy to show you around. Please contact me at jessica.averbeck@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 3, 2014
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