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Ian Watts - Your Detroit Real Estate Investment Partner
Pierson and Company
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Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime rates nor are we as informed as the local police department. To answer your question correctly, I would suggest contacting the local police department in that area and asking them, they will have the best answer for you. Also, go knock on a few doors and speak to a few of the neighbors in that area and see what they say.
If you are interested in viewing crimes in any given area, you can also check these web sites out;
Thank you and I hope this helps,