If it's a larger populated city check the UCR. The FBI handles it and departments report them directly yearly. There is no more accurate report. Whatever numbers are listed comes directly from the administration of police departments.... more
I am a retired teacher and the plan to move to Florida took me a year. I did not have the resources to fly down here and look at homes, so I believed what CRF and realtors told me. I asked for a home inspection and was told that they do not do them here. I should have insisted!. I purchased a "company home", whatever that means, and I have not stopped repairs since I moved here in Nov. What they call a company home simply means a coat of pain and a new carpet. The work was terrible.
I am so disappointed in this company and the realtor. Look at other companies before you purchase.
I live there, and I've never had a problem, unless someone moved in with me from craigslist. Lesson learnt. In the meantime, the city itself, is amazing. The people are very friendly and outgoing. You have access to the city and the country, as long as you stay centrally located. Downtown, not great, but even there, it's fairly safe (compared to other places.) All in all, it's a great place to live.... more
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.