Socorro Biles, Renter in Chicago, IL

how is the crime rate?

Asked by Socorro Biles, Chicago, IL Fri Nov 30, 2012

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The crime rate is high because of the drugs and gang violence. However the crime is usually black on black crime which seems to be tolerated by the police department. The residents only expect change and will accept a change when white or asian peoples start moving onto the block. Most of the people on this block are relatives. If, four (4) or (5) of those townhomes were bought immediately, repaired and lived in, there would be very little crime because the dealers who now live on the block would not be so transparent and would have to go undercover. I was personally told by some of the black residents that they wont change until the 'white people' move in.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013

Google "Chicago Crime Map" to get some data. Also be sure to compare areas to feel are "safe" to areas you are interested in moving to.

The best thing is to visit the areas you are interested in at several times of day both during the week and on the weekend.

All the best,

Ivan Sagel
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 1, 2012
If a buyer wants to know the crime statistics of an area, smart agents will direct buyers to the police department or other sources of information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 30, 2012
not too bad..take a walk over there tonight..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 30, 2012
We cant comment on this type of thing. I would go on

You can also go there at all different times of the day and night. Only you know whats best for you and your family.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 30, 2012
Hi there,

This question can be best answered by this areas local police dept. Have a great day!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 30, 2012
Sorry -- it's against the law for us Realtors to discuss crime. You should check out police reports, go to, and also drive around the area day and night to get a sense of it.
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