Fran44, Other/Just Looking in 34747

What is the crime rate for a gated community versus ungated.?

Asked by Fran44, 34747 Sun Nov 22, 2009

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Blanky Marqu…, Both Buyer And Seller, Kissimmee, FL
Sun Nov 22, 2009
Please copy and paste the link included below into your browser and read an Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel that might answer your concerns. The article is not updated but it can give you a pretty good idea about security in gated communities.

http://www.ccfj.net/HOAFLgatesec.html

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You of all people should know that gated communities file less theft claims! This is why even homeowners insurance will offer a reduction to home owners in a gated community!
Gated communities mitigate risk and present homeowners with lower rates of theft, vandalism and crime. The presence of added security has the potential to deter any malicious activity and should be taken advantage of whenever possible. Those who do may become the recipient of added insurance benefits. Many home insurance policies are able to credit their holders within gated communities, as they are less likely to file a claim.

Those fortunate enough to belong to a gated community may reduce their monthly premium by as much as 20 percent.

“That definitely falls under loss mitigation,” says Sean Meehan, second vice president of property strategy and design for Travelers Insurance. “If you live in a gated community, it’s a lot less attractive to a thief than a place that doesn’t have that security.”
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Zenren1, Home Buyer, Kissimmee, FL
Wed Sep 21, 2016
Even homeowners insurance companies will offer a reduction to home owners in a gated community!
Gated communities mitigate risk and present homeowners with lower rates of theft, vandalism and crime. The presence of added security has the potential to deter any malicious activity and should be taken advantage of whenever possible. Those who do may become the recipient of added insurance benefits. Many home insurance policies are able to credit their holders within gated communities, as they are less likely to file a claim.

Those fortunate enough to belong to a gated community may reduce their monthly premium by as much as 20 percent.

“That definitely falls under loss mitigation,” says Sean Meehan, second vice president of property strategy and design for Travelers Insurance. “If you live in a gated community, it’s a lot less attractive to a thief than a place that doesn’t have that security.”
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Daffy, Home Buyer, Kissimmee, FL
Sun Jun 26, 2016
A parallel question would be, "What is the crime rate in Manhattan buildings with doorman vs. buildings without doorman."; but for some reason, those who write articles blasting gated communities as asocial do not want to consider that question. Yet, anyone in NY able to afford a place with a doorman ensures their new home/building has one!

Gated communities reduce the 'scouting' and opportunistic crime, but if someone is intent on breaking into your house, neither gates, security systems, or deadbolts will prevent the most capable crooks.

I prefer doorman and gated communities to keep out opportunists and petty thieves, not to mention the rabble that litters, drives across peoples lawn, smashes mailboxes at night, etc.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sat Nov 28, 2009
There are no guarantees when it comes to crime and safety within a specific community as it is an extension of society. It would be fair to assume however, that residents of a highly controlled gated community should be able to enjoy a higher level of security.

The local police department may be able to assist you by providing you with specific information from both the gated community and surrounding area.

Good luck
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Mark LeMenag…, Agent, Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Sun Nov 22, 2009
Hi Fran

Karyn is correct, unless there is a guard and security patrols, gates are pretty worthless. I saw a study some time ago that showed no difference in the crime rates - gated vs non-gated.

If your looking in the general area of Disney there are a number of excellent developments east of Celebration which are guarded as well as gated.

Good Luck,
Mark LeMenager
Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties
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Dan Chase, Home Buyer, Texas City, TX
Sun Nov 22, 2009
The wise guy in me wants to reply higher in the gates communities. That is because the criminal are locked in and can not escape.

Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Behan says some criminals may see gated homes as a more lucrative bounty.

The real issue is the wearing your car brakes out faster and using more gas and time stopping for and waiting at the gates. No true environmentalist would want gates near their house. I see gates as a problem, not a solution, but then again, I am a country boy with a 12 guage. <grins>
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Karyn Smith, Agent, Champions Gate, FL
Sun Nov 22, 2009
Unless it is a manned security gate, everyone in the world has the code, Lawn Guys, Pool Guys, Maids, Realtors so I don't think it makes a big difference. The only manned security gate in the 34747 is Emerald Island, Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms.
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