I like to tell all my clients, that crime stats can be deceiving, so be cautious. In one neighborhood, a stolen wallet may be considered worthy of reporting it to the police and filing a report. In another neighborhood it may be considered a common occurrence and not worth taking the time to fill out a report. Therefore, actual crimes committed can be higher then reported but in general give you a good idea.
Alternatively, asking about the crime stats in the neighborhood relates to a home owners feeling of safety. The feeling of safety also varies from person to person. Subconsciously a new area may feel dangerous until one gets to know the terrain. I recommend making a stop in the evening, spending some time there, run into the corner market, make the walk to and from public transportation and see if you feel comfortable.
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Devon, I'm obviously a minority, but feel very safe. Same feel near the Hasidic areas.
My point in all this being - there are many areas in Rogers Park that certain groups have formed, weather they be of a certain ethnicity, a certain religious group, gay, etc.... Every few blocks can change. You need to get out - walk around. See what your comfort level is. See if you may be mistaken or targeted based on who you are, and what you look like. Have your wife / kids/ family walk around the area with you. Consider the input of the women in your family- We are often the targets of assaults and crime. Take their input seriously.
The unit has in-unit laundry and is updated. Homeowner's association is health.
On the other hand, if you want to view the property I can certainly help you since I know Rogers Park better than anyone (not exaggerating). I blog and twitter about everything since I live there.