A. Stephen A…, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

What are the crime rates in Chestnut Hill?

Asked by A. Stephen Alexander, Ph.d. & Anastasia Alexander, Philadelphia, PA Mon Jan 16, 2012

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Carl is spot on with his answer. I just want to point out that Trulia provides access to crime information as well: http://www.trulia.com/crime/Philadelphia,PA,19118/
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Go to http://www.stopcrime.com. This will give you detailed crime information about any area.
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Ad agents we can not really quote rates. I usually reccommend my clients to look them up online or call the local police.

Amanda Saunders
Prudential Fox and Roach-Chestnut Hill
(215) 514-9597
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Hi, A. Stephen Alexander.

The answer to your question can be found at http://www.phillypolice.com/. Carlos was correct in saying that FH Laws prevent licensed agents from giving an opinion on crime.

Please let me know if you need anything else.


Timothy Garrity | Realtor & Consultant
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - #RS314897
215-829-8850 Office
267-879-2716 Mobile
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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 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.
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You can also use our city's own data, go to http://www.citymaps.phila.gov

There you can see crime maps, as well as lots of other valuable information, and you can search by address.
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you may visit http://www.homefacts.com . Also you may talk to the local police station.
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Due to Fair Housing Laws Realtors are restricted in discussing crime data due to the possibility of "steering"
a client. That said I have had clients that seek out crime reports in the district they are considering moving into by going directly to the police in the district they fall in. Chestnut Hill is in 14th district.


Carl M. Caldas
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Mr. Alexander,

the answers below are right. but to anwer without answering directly. i would feel safe walking about in chestnut hill at any time of day or night.
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To find the most up to date crime rates you have to call the Police District in which the property is located, Federal Law regulates the Realtor in the area of what information we are permitted to tell the public and our clients about the area. If you need more of an explanation please call me at 215-725-5700 X49 V.I.P. Realty Corporation Phil Cunningham Sr
Web Reference: http://www.GreatPaRE.com
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Real Estate agents are restricted from discussing certain topics as per the Fair Housing Act. An excellent way to determine what is going on in a neighborhood is to pull up online the Philadelphia Police Department's Interactive Crime Map and Stats. Additionally, I always suggest to my clients that they walk around the area that you are interested in at differing times of the day and evening. There is no better way to determine your comfort level in a community that for you to experience the surroundings.

Good luck!

Ana Barlow, Coldwell Banker Preferred
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