fjw303, Renter in Chicago, IL

what is the crime in this area?

Asked by fjw303, Chicago, IL Tue Mar 11, 2014

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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities 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. Don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you, therefore research on your own.
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Here are the crime stats for this area, provided by the Chicago Tribune.…

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.

I hope that helps and please add some stars if that did.

Ken Watanabe
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
The best drive around the area the police etc...
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2014
Things can change drastically in a few blocks in Rogers Park. Having lived in 3 different areas in Rogers Park, the best advice I can give you is to go walk around the property you are considering. Walk around different times of the day / evening--- talk to the neighbors. I love the area of Rogers Park that I bought. But 4 blocks away two rival gangs are fighting over turf. I don't believe they would bother me because Im an older white female who clearly has not business in their shenanigans. However, I would be concerned about my son when he gets to be a teen- having much different features than I. 10 blocks the other way you have another group of folks loitering, and I feel very uncomfortable and will not walk through there.... Its clear I do not belong there. That area scares me.
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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2014
Check out my blog post on this subject. EVERYONE, please know that we as professionals CANNOT ANSWER THIS QUESTION!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 27, 2014
We are not police officers should ask in the police station
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 24, 2014
I have a 2bedroom 1 bathroom condo for sale not currently on the MLS that you can purchase with $6,000 down and your monthly payments would be under $1,000/month. It's located just East of Farwell and Clark

The unit has in-unit laundry and is updated. Homeowner's association is health.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 24, 2014
Neighborhood Scout! Due to fair housing, we can't answer these type of questions.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 23, 2014
Click on the "Local Info" tab above to find out more info on stats in areas of interest.
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Click on the "Local Info" tab above and review the crime stats for the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 20, 2014
You can visit and for in-depth stats.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 20, 2014
As agents, we are not able to answer questions about crime but what I like to be for my clients is the source of the source. Check out to find out the information that you are looking for. It is also a great idea to drive an area that you are interested in and different times of the day!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
Neighborhood scout. Realtors really can't answer these questions per our licensing rules. We can't comment on how "safe" or "unsafe" the neighborhood is considered.

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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2014
If you won't tell me if a neighborhood is unsafe. You won't be showing me anything. That is all.
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We cant comment on things of this nature.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2014
Your best avenue to find information on crime statistics is the local police department. There are also countless online sites that offer crime statistics.
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Check out this link listed below,
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