I always advise my clients with questions like this to start by going directly to the city's police department for answers. They have the most detailed information and can answer many questions directly over the phone. You can also access the Richmond Police Department's crime maps at the following site:
As a Realtor I can't label any areas as "safe" or "unsafe" but I can direct you to sites where you can view statistics and draw your own conclusions. Here are a couple more that might be useful to you:
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(s) 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.
I cannot answer your question directly, but I will say that I've originated dozens of mortgages for homebuyers at the Marina Bay condo projects and the only problem any of the homeowners had (that I'm aware of) is that a neighbor's car was stolen.
You can contact the Richmond PD for more detailed crime statistics.
http://crimeview.ci.richmond.ca.us/crimeviewcommunity/ is a web site of the Richmond Police Dept that will let you map crimes in Richmond. You can select what type of crime(s) or all crime. You can specify the neighborhood by several different means, and you can specify the time period (last 30 days, 90 days, etc). It seems to me an excellent way to answer your question because "safe" is a relative term and I'm not you. You don't want my definition of "safe", you want yours, and I think this will do exactly what you want.... more
From what I read in the newspaper, Richmond is a pretty lawless area. It is in the top 10 most violent cities in the US. The murder rate is 5X the national average, and the robbery rate is 4X. I wouldnt recommend moving here if you dont have to, although Im sure there are small pockets some might consider safe, but you will still have the robbery and personal theft to deal with, even if the violent crimes are less of a threat, but this is common most places in CoCo County.
Home > Richmond, California Real Estate Area Demographics - Crime Statistics Search Richmond, California Real Estate
Crime Statistics Richmond, CA California United States
Personal Crime Risk 297 124 100
Murder Risk 436 126 100
Rape Risk 178 90 100
Robbery Risk 333 127 100
Assault Risk 192 124 100
Property Crime Risk 185 95 100
Burglary Risk 167 93 100
Larceny Risk 144 84 100
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk 340 156 100
Total Crime Risk 217 99 100