jimmey_steve.....I an proudly from a police familt with 4 of my immediate family serving with the local area police dept. I look carefully at at the crime stats everyday. Not only for my Real Estate customers, but for the safety of my family. I can honestly say that this Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek areas are surprisingly safe. Certainly, in comparison with large cities, this is like the garden of Eden. Of course, there are alway nut cases that will do " criminal stuff". But on the whole, I think that these areas are about as safe as you will find anywhere.
My suggestion , for your own peace of mind, is to stop at the main police station on Golindo st, and talk to an officer there who will be in charge of that information. That is the best place to find out what kiind of crime is going on in a prarticular neighborhood, and how much, and how often. My family has been involved for 35 years in police work... Now my grandson is a motorcycle officer. My daughter has been a police dispatcher for 18 years... The police Dept is always the best place to get your information. Then you know that no one is trying to "fool" you Also,.You can plug into Megans Law on your computer to search for predators. I actually found one living across the street from me. Needless, to say, I was not" pleased", but since I knew about him, I kept an eye out for his comings and goings until he finally moved out and went someplace else.......... Good Luck in finding just the right property,
Pat Bennett, Prudential Cal Realty 925-586-1830