how serious is the crime in this area, is it due to the number of vacent homes?

Asked by Davcaro, Fresno, CA Sun Jun 10, 2012

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Kieran Donah…, Home Buyer, Yukon, OK
Sat Apr 22, 2017
I lived in Fresno 30 years out of my 42 years alive. There has always been more crime in the area then others. The criminals would literally come across town to break into garages and cars in the wealthier parts of town. At one time I read a statistic that you had a 1 in 30 chance of having your car stolen in Fresno. I had mine stolen 3 times in a few years. There was nothing special about the car other than I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Generally the northern parts of Fresno are wealthier with less crime. The south can be pretty rough and really rough if you pick the right spot. Fresno has a unique variety of cultures and some of these cultures are stuck in poverty. It creates a situation where extremely poor people are living in areas where they would not normally be able to afford. Example: the area near Fresno state can be very bad. The apartments near there are run down and house people that just don't have much money. Drive around the neighborhood at night and pay attention to weirdos walking around. Generally if there are a bunch of people walking around at night you probably want to avoid that area.
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Demarcodarre…, Home Buyer, Fresno, CA
Sat Apr 1, 2017
I lived in the Roosevelt area for the last 7 years. My house was broken into 4 times. I finally spent $2000 for security bars on all windows.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Sun Jun 17, 2012
Roosevelt is a long street,

My suggestion would be to visit the area that you are looking for, talk to some of your new neighbors and ask them; a lot of crimes go unreported.

You should buy in an area that you feel comfortable, not just a low priced area:
You will regret doing that every time you come home; you should be proud and feel safe in your new home.

With interest rates where they are, and special programs, you might be surprised how much home you can afford.

Good luck and may God bless
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Jun 10, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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