Hi Hmbuyer, don't check with your local police department for crime statistics. I'm a retired police Lieutenant, and I'd cringe to think of some of the guys who worked for me offering advice to the public. Accurate information on crime and demographics is easily attanable on-line. When looking at information on crime, you want hard statistics, not opinions from police or any other source. I've lived in Centereach for 19 years and we love it, that's not to say that you will. Each person has personal needs and wants, research the various communities that you may be interested in. After researching visit the finalists at different times and days to get a feel for them. Good luck.
Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, BPOR
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Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
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