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J H, Home Buyer in

How do I find out about crime statistics in a specific zip code?

Asked by J H, Sat Oct 27, 2007

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There is usually a website designated just for this so search for "Crime statistics and (zip)" and see what comes up. There is also a website I find very effective in research of particular areas. http://www.city-data.com. You can find tons of data for various locales on the website. good luck!
Web Reference: http://www.city-data.com
7 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 12, 2010
"where's the beef" on crime?
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did this change? don't see a link to crime statistics on that website, just tons of demographics
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Thank you!
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Hi JH. Many local law enforcement department have websites that let you search for crime stats for specific areas. You can also subscribe to http://www.neighborhoodscout.com which gives you access to crime stats across the nation. Here are a few more links that you may want to check out:
http://www.bestplaces.com for crime stats
http://www.melissadata.com
http://www.city-data.com/
http://www.relocationessentials.com

I hope this helps.
Best regards,
Ute Ferdig
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
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City-Data.com gives you Crime statistics is the best
4 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 8, 2010
Does anyone report New Town's 27 murders?
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You may also want to check sex offenders in the area, my clients used this link http://www.familywatchdog.us before giving an offer to a home. Hope it helps.

Sincerely,
Pelin
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3 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 3, 2010
Try Melissadata.com and drill down. Also spotcrime.com also has a good database and mapping.
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3 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 5, 2008
This is by far the easiest and funnest statistic site I've ever used.

Enjoy,

Sean & Blanca Schellsmidt
SmartHomeAgents.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 24, 2010
Please be aware that crime statistics websites are 100% dependant upon the "garbage in - garbage out" principal regarding stats and data. Depending on the zip code, your local police department may, or may not pay to subscribe to the service that maintains and updates this information, therefore, the info available may be 100% misleading. The very best way to understand crime statistics is to contact the local police department. Most pds have a community outreach arm that can direct you to the location of the most accurate records for their particular area, be it an online site, or other sources.

Remember - statistics may not lie - but they are only as good as the input source they came from.

Happy shopping!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 6, 2010
Don't look up call... Call the local PD and ask they have a ton of information for the public it you ask.


Daniel Del Real, CRS
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 30, 2010
I always advise my clients to speak with the chief of police for town specific crime questions.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 8, 2010
http://www.zipskinny.com has a lot ot good information as well.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 19, 2010
Contact the local police department that covers the area and ask for a summation of "activity" in the past six months.
Roberta Stuart
Real Estate West
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 9, 2010
Like others have suggested I would talk to the local police department and the neighboring towns police departments for a more unbiased opinion.

The online references can be a good tool, but you have to be careful & look how they breakdown the stats...having someone report a that there home was tee-peed by High School kids is much different than a serious crime. Some areas will literally report everything while other areas will not report more serious crimes.
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I highly recommend you visit the local police station and ask for reports on the area. You can request calls and crimes. The information is valuable in assessing crime in an area. Census stats are often outdated. In my area, your Realtor can pull published area stats for you as well, but again, the most updated numbers come from the local police.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 26, 2009
JH,
The U.S. Census Bureau has a very useful web site which provides data on a variety of deomographic topics pertaining to a specific locale. Please see below.

Best regards,
Roseann
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 24, 2009
I would also have to agree that checking with the local police department is the best way to go, however if you are looking for a quick answer you can google your exact question, type in your zip code and find out quite a bit of info. In Colorado for example you can go to the CBI website http://cbi.state.co.us/ and it gives you everything from registed sex offenders to crime stats. Good luck with your search, that is something very important when looking into a new neighborhood!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 12, 2009
The best resource for neighborhood safety issues are the local police department or the county sheriff's department. they have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally very willing to be helpful.

Good luck
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 1, 2009
use http://www.crimereports.com or http://www.spotcrime.com
they provide more data up to the zip code/neighbourhood or around a single
property address. they seem real innovators in making the crime data available
to the public.

http://www.city-data.com and http://www.melissadata.com are a real waste
in this respect. They just repeat the date from FBI's univernal crime report
data which is available at state and city level only...and the data
is from 2007. http://www.city-data.com comes quite often in my real estate
searches and I usually find outdated information there.

my 2 cents.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 31, 2009
Hi JH,

Trulia has crime statistics in our Stats & Trends section. The stats are broken down by property crime and violent crime and you can compare the city averages to the county and state averages as well. You can access this information for the Fort Worth area via the link below and if you'd like to see this information for other areas, use the dropdown menu next to the search box above and select Stats & Trends. Then enter your location and hit search. You'll find the crime information under our Community Info section.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Contact your local law enforcement agency for the stats
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There are a few great resources around. I think it is best to contact your Community Resource Officer or CRO at the police department. Just call the main non-emergency number and ask to be connected to the CRO. They’re normally very aware of the good and bad areas of the area and can normally give you local statistics. You can also check out http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ which provides stats based on the FBI uniform crime reports. You might also visit the FBI stats site at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius. Another place to checkout is http://www.Crimeweb.net . Hope this is of you to you.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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Hi J.H.

The best place to find crime statistics is to talk to the local police department. Their site should have crime statistics by neighborhood.

I would also check http://www.mengans-law.net for local sex offender registry.

Sylvia
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Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
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I decided to check out one of the sites recommended: Crimereports.com

I am sure they faithfully report everything they are told. The problem is that they rely upon local police departments to be forthcoming. When I did a search, it was VERY revealing. According to the crimereports.com search, there were two cities, side-by-side, that had almost zero crime at all for the last month. The ONLY reports that showed up were "agency assist" events. These events were from two other cities that were just north of the "crime free" side by side cities. Oddly enough, the road that formed the border between the two "crime-free" cities and their northern neighbors was an almost impenetrable barrier to all crime of all kinds! That's right. As soon as one crossed this road, crime happened! South of the road, NO CRIME HAPPENED!

The reality was that all the reports north of the "magic road" also were made by the two police departments that reported the agency assists south of the "magic road". Thus, the "crime free" cities simply weren't reporting their incidents to crimereports.com. There is no law requiring them to.

Contact the local law enforcement agencies. They will be very honest to citizen requests, even if they don't bother sending off their details to commercial web sites that profit from their data and give nothing in return.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 7, 2016
type http://www.mylocalcrime.com. its very comprehensive. you can also try http://www.crimereports.com

hope this helps you..

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The Trulia maps are actually adequate--but they show neighborhoods as high crime that are not. I have a house in Austin, TX, off of Rundberg. My house shows as "high crime," even though we are in a fenced community that has not had a break in in several years.

"High crime" can mean, as in this case, "Half a mile away, past the computer startup with the six acre parking lot, past the 20 acre car dealership, on the other side of a four lane highway, there is a hotel used for drug deals."

Trulia marks almost all of Houston as, "high crime," for the same reasons. It's only as accurate as your reading of their maps.
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http://www.neighborhoodscout.com is a great site for finding this information. Also http://www.mylocalcrime.com, http://www.crime reports.com, and http://www.city-data.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 14, 2015
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 13, 2015
You can use http://www.mylocalcrime.com/ or https://www.crimereports.com/. Most of police department do provide this information on their websites. For example if you were looking crime stats for Bloomfield, NJ, you can visit the Bloomfield PD website http://bloomfieldpdnj.com/CrimeStat.aspx.

Hope this helps
Web Reference: http://bloomfieldpdnj.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 5, 2015
There are many apps on your phone you can download. Once downloaded you can check in and it will show you the surrounding areas
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2015
Buy a police scanner. Get the frequencies used by the local police departments. After a few days of listening you'll get bored from the lack of police calls or scared from all the crime.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2014
I have had some great successes from http://www.neighborhoodscout.com. It gives all sorts of detailed crime statistics and rates by address and neighborhood.

Good Luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 8, 2014
Realtor.com is a good source for crime index, median age, income, and demographic.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 8, 2014
Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the City Reports section. They have a feature that allows you to input a zip code and get full stats. You can also do a side by side comparison for any two zip codes as well. Another option would be to contact the local police dept for additional stats.

Chris
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What is the crime statics and drugs problems at this address: 1855 16th st sw Birmingham Al
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Dear JH -

Your best and most reliable source of information will come from the County Sheriff's Dept or the City Police Dept. Most will be able to give you up to date stats and even could advise if the neighborhood or area you are looking at has had recent "problems." Another good source is the Chamber of Commerce.

Hope this assists you.

Best regards,

Alysia Maher, Realtor, Broker Associate
Beverly-Hanks & Assoc.
Western North Carolina
Web Reference: http://www.alysiamaher.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
As related to questions about Crime Statistics pertaining to real estate consumers, buyers, renters, and realtors seeking information about crime and safety. I discovered a geographic information system that maps crimes visually for users.

This should provide a rich information experience beyond dry statistics that are currently in use. Please visit the listed website for your particular city, county, or zip code.

"Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it." Bryant H. McGill

Michael Chalambaga
BROKER ASSOCIATE | Realtor
DeRiso & Haynes Realty - Texas

All information is provided "as is" with no guarantees or warranty. M. Chalambaga © 2011
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
I agree with Tonya and many others., Check with the local police, fire department and door knocking too. This also is a great way to check out your potentail neighbors!

Nicole
678-687-7700
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Web Reference: http://www.courbo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 17, 2010
I agree with alot of the posts here in that the web does not always provide accurate information. I recommend you contact the local police station in that area to get the information. If it was me, I would go knock on some doors and talk face to face with some of the neighbors. It's also a great way to find out who your potential neighbors would be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 17, 2010
JH,
The bery best way is to contact the police department or the sheriff's office, whichever has juristiction. Do not trust the web. It is not very accurate.

Hope this helps you get the most accurate information that is available.

Debbie Albert. PA
Coldwell Banker Residential
Web Reference: http://www.ronanddebbie.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 19, 2010
I suggest you visit the local police station in the area you are interested in directly and ask them either what site to go on for statistics on crime in that area or Google crime stats in whatever zip code you wants crime stats on. Let me know if I can be of any further help in your home search or search for more information. Thanks.
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