Trulia has also come out with an interactive crime map to let you see what is happening in different neighborhoods.
Try this link:
Or this one:
Good luck and thank you.
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There are plenty of neighborhoods for you to consider; sounds like you may qualify for a VA loan as well. .
Since I'm not legally allowed to say whether a neighborhood is "good" or "bad", check out this website: azcentral.com and look for crime stats. It is by map, so you can see where crime tends to concentrate. Have your agent show you several neighborhoods and check each of them on this website.
The police are allowed to tell you if a neighborhood is safe or not, so ask them before you write any offer.
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