is the area of washington village safe? What is the crime rate/?

Asked by Suzanne, Washington Village, Baltimore, MD Thu Mar 8, 2012

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Martin Tippet, Agent, Central Maryland, MD
Thu Mar 8, 2012
I have no doubt a lot of Agents are going to have great answers to this question! Watch your toes kids!

If you have lived in this city or any city you should feel very comfortable in Washington Villlage// Bolton Hill // Pig town// Midtown. I love the big row-houses there.

If you are just searching in general...Check out this article. http://www.baltimoregrows.com/2008/02/05/wanted-a-safe-place…

It's from 2008, but has good information...and mentions The Wire which I only finished watching recently and is one of my favorite shows! The shortest answer I can give is live as close to one of the Johns Hopkins areas as possible.

Almost all of Baltimore tends to be block by block so it's hard to point anyone to one "safe" area. Check out the link at the bottom of my post. That's where you are going to get the most accurate crime rate numbers you can find for Baltimore.
Web Reference:  http://crimebaltimore.com/
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Thu Jan 10, 2013
Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options would be http://www.SpotCrime.com and http://www.CrimeReports.com.

Chris
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James Claibo…, , Baltimore, MD
Thu Jan 10, 2013
Greetings
I would recommend to drive through the neighbor hood at different times of the day.
Look to see if you are comfortable with what you see.Be mindful of surroundings take in
how clean it is,lighting.foot traffic of thise living in the area,Kids.one persons safe could be anothers
unsafe and visa versa.To me that how city dwelling can be, its what you make it and what you will to put up with.
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Classicart, Other Pro, Baltimore, MD
Sat Dec 15, 2012
I would NOT say to live near Johns Hopkins, as these areas are filled with LEAD including in the yards--particularly if there has been renovation. The houses in Washington Village tend to be narrow but they are very close to Harborplace, University of Maryland, and downtown. The safety depends on the particular block, as one block can be very unsafe and another street pretty darn safe. However, I always lock doors, am hypervigilant, etc. in ANY city area--or anywhere nowadays...I would NOT be looking at the WIRE, which is a show that capitalized on crime.
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Classicart, Other Pro, Baltimore, MD
Tue Nov 6, 2012
depends on the street. better than a lot of areas in Baltimore.
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Jose Martinez, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sat Mar 10, 2012
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Asha Goel, Agent, Lutherville, MD
Thu Mar 8, 2012
Washington Village just as safe as any other part of town. Police department have all the stastics which can answer your quesion with more specific details. I have been selling Washington Village and have clients who live there as well. Residents do have to take their own precautions and they are fine. You have to be careful but that is for no matter where you live. Thanks,
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Thu Mar 8, 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, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Marlene Pais…, Agent, Linthicun Heights, MD
Thu Mar 8, 2012
Hi Suzanne,
I think both answers below are great. They're very helpful in pointing you to useful resources on crime stats. You've rented in the area. Do you feel safe? If you've lived there for some time, you're a great judge on whether it's "safe" enough for you or not. I believe your firsthand experience trumps anything I could say as a Realtor. Wouldn't you agree? Feel free to call me if I can help you research viable options for your next move.

Best Regards,
Marlene
Web Reference:  http://www.marleneshomes.com
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June Piper-B…, Agent, Baltimore, MD
Thu Mar 8, 2012
As Realtor's we are prohibited from telling potential buyers or sellers that an area is bad or that crime is bad unless we have a first hand experience or we live in the area. I have sold over 150 homes in the Washington Village area, or Pigtown as the locals call it. Many improvements have been made and homeowners have taken a stake in improving the community and making it great for everyone. I have found the residents to be friendly and helpful. If you are looking for information about crime statistics in the area I recommend visiting http://www.livebaltimore.com/neighborhoods/list/washingtonvi… for information about the area, it's history and demographics and also http://www.baltimorepolice.org/your-community/crime-map for information about criminal activity in the neighborhood. I'd be happy to assist you in finding a home in the neighborhood.
June Piper-Brandon
Associate Broker
Century 21 New Millennium
410-292-0100 (Direct)
410-730-8888 (Office)
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