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Crime & Safety in Dallas : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Vanessa Chambless asked:
Mon Jul 13, 2015
John Olson answered:
Hi Christina

I have been living and lending in East Dallas since 2006. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the areas around White Rock Lake and East Dallas from a resident's perspective. Like all large cities, there are pockets of good and not so good!

John Olson
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Chris Boyington answered:
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime in any neighborhood. There are all kinds of websites my peers have listed for you below. Do your due diligence and RESEARCH.
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Tue May 13, 2014
Drexel Handley answered:
Well I'm not a realtor but
, I can say this I've lived in this area for 30 plus years, never was there any problem ,except saint patty's day and the problem was the noise but it slows down way before normal people call it a day , every place is exciting and new when you relocate and everyone is noticing everything's around them , so you'll will see things that are different but, they are the same as from where you were except you lived there you never noticed any thing so new place, new people, new things, but they are exactly the same as your previous location.
, your just in tuned to them more so, because it's a new location, now with that being said as I did before , yes it's a safe place for family's and young children ,I lived in that area for 11 years moved away for 15 for job relocation but missed it so much that when the first chance arose for me to relocate back to Dallas area I jumped on it and it was like I never left except for the little new growth ,it basically was the same such as people,places,things to do ,which are a plenty in the area so if you have a chance and you want deep roots established a move to this area can do nothing but strengthen those roots because you know a place is family orientated ,when you move away for x amount of years move back and within a week someone comes up to you and say's
"I don't mean to be rude but you look so familiar to me, have you ever had family live around here ?" I replied yes I have .
l stated that" I used to live here a good many years back
., and so we started talking and come to find out that we were neighbors one block over before and so you see if your neighbors can remember you or someone comes up to greet you ,you can be assured that you have found your place, so as long as your not a unfriendly type person, and like getting to know your neighbors,
which you need to anyway because you and your neighbors are what make the neighborhood a home and safe.
you and your children can enjoy and grow in a place such as this so with that being said I would give it a five out of five and
J'm an older person
with grown children and have grand children now, and if you can deal with saint patty's day you'll be fine and you can set on that front porch and watch your grandchildren play, even in Dallas ,now to me that's home .
. I do want to state that no one paid me to say this and no one suggested it.
I just wanted you who ever may be reading this that for Dallas area this area is as safe as you and your neighbors make it because, every place big or small has there problems, but you as a neighborhood can choose which and how safe it will be.
so choose yourself take a drive over that way three times and see, once in the daytime once in midday and once at night and you'll see yourself I for one suggest this for anyone moving to a new area.
check it out two even three times different parts of the week and if you feel safe then that's your area ,I like to see children at night playing because if you see that then you know the area is safe well I hope this answers your question in detail and if you see an old man playing in his garden outside hes not crazy he's just home thanks for reading D. Handley
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Dave Heine answered:
Here's a great website that will give you an overview of any area you are considering:

This site gives you info on crime, cost of living, jobs, schools, etc. Very useful & fairly accurate in my opinion. ... more
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Investmentclub360 answered:
Hi Tanya,

Looks like you are very much concerned! Dont you worry dear. The area is good but its surrounded by neighbourhoods having a somewhat different nature.If you feel like opting to some different location then you can take help from some real estate agents. I can refer you a website:

Happy hours!
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Monica Pineda answered:
Hello Martha,

This is a very nice area. No one can predict or promise 100% safety anywhere, but you can check with the local police department to get up to date information. If you are not yet working with a Realtor, I would be happy to help you with your home search! Just contact me to get started. Good Luck!


Monica Pineda - REALTOR®
VIP Realty | Real Estate Consultants
The Premier Firm in Real Estate
Direct: (469) 348-4113
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Fri May 31, 2013
Erica Texada, Realtor answered:
Trulia recently launched a way to search area statistics please feel free to visit or a local police station for information on cities, neighborhoods, zip codes, etc.

Erica Texada, Broker Associate, CDPE, SFR
214-680-4566 Direct
972-692-5770 Fax

For The Most Up To Date Home Search visit
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Fri May 10, 2013
Ed Eakin answered:
What areas are you thinking about? If I can help contact me anytime at (214)801 3495 or my email at


Ed Eakin
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
It's a very mixed area like many urban areas. This particular home is near some of the most expensive real estate in Dallas and not far from some of the toughest.

As for crime rates you really need to check with PD or CRO at the police department. There are online reports, but not sure they always tell the whole story. I'd also speak with the neighbors. They're always a better source of info than anyone, although sometimes it depends on who you talk to. You get someone who just had a break in and they think crime is to someone who has never been bothered and they'll tell you they never had a problem in 50 try to talk to more than one person if you can.

Drive the neighborhood at different times of day....12noon...5-6-7pm as people are coming home...then at 10pm-12midnight....see who's hanging out, what kinds of cars they drive.....walk the to to business owners at the corner stores and restaurants. To me that's the best way to find out.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Dixon Wong answered:
Hi Ben,

You can visit for crime stats and info.


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Wed Feb 6, 2013
kricket0428 answered:
u. should be more concerned about those huge bradford pear trees that can snap easily in high winds and damage property and cars..........than the crime rate in the area. just an idea...
contact any good realtor and they can advise u on checking crime in area thru police dept.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Experts is local police department. You most likely have to request open records on the address.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Both considered at one time fairly high crime or enforcement areas.
Check with the Dallas PD to be sure. Maybe community resource office or vice.
Not sure if vice will talk to you directly or refer you to CRO.

This is a real estate most of us don't normally stay in hotels in the area or even know that much about local hotels and their safety record.

Some place like trip advisor might be a better resource.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Dixon Wong answered:
Hi Starmiles,

You can visit for crime rates in the area.

JP and Associate
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Richard-

You can learn all about the recent crimes in the area here on Trulia:

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Richard A.Axford Sr. answered:
8710 park lane unit C,Dallas Texas,75231
Recently moved in and when it went down to 40 degrees our electric furnace was not coming on apparently not up to code wiring has two furnaces neither worked . When looked into by professionals found incorrect sized wiring as well as wrong breakers size.We are just renting do I have a legal case? Double electric furnaces should have number 8 wiring with 60 amp breakers for each one on it's own line in the main box. we also had double murders in the area and some women fighting in the street pulling each others hair out. ... more
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Francisco Montanez answered:
Thank you! I googled the areas. Crime is sporadic in various areas that I looked at we drove around and spoke to a tenant in the area that we were looking at.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
terivsullivan answered:
We have lived here for 14 years, our street is very safe only 3 thefts in 14 years, All but 4 neighbors work from home or dont work at being we all watch out for each other! The Crime that raises the crime rate for our areas occurs across Inwood, there are very low income homes just 6 streets away...seems close but those people dont venture across inwood because they know that our area is highly patrolled by private & public security.. Hope this helps ... more
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