How can you check and see what areas or neighborhoods are good or bad ie. crime?

Asked by Suzanne Chesmore, 92054 Sun Nov 3, 2013

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JR Thrasher, Agent, San Diego, CA
Tue Nov 5, 2013
Sure thing. I use Market Insider. Just type in the zip code you are interested in and it gives crime rates and housing statistics. I'll put a link to it in the web reference below.

J.R. Thrasher
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Jeff Jenkel, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Nov 4, 2013
Hi Suzanne,
You can always call the local police sub-station and ask. They are happy to provide people with crime reports. They know what is going on.

There are also a number of websites that provide crime data for certain areas.

Another good way to see if a neighborhood is a good fit for you is to drive the area at different times of the day and night on both weekdays and weekends. You can always get a good feel for who is out and about and what the area is like at all times.

I hope that helped you!

Jeff Jenkel
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Kari Shea, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Nov 4, 2013
Hi Suzanne,

Just as an FYI, agents refer home buyers to on-line information of subjects related to crime, safety, neighborhood demographics, schools and other "personal" preferences. The Federal Government has a statute that wants to make sure that real estate agents are not influencing your buying decision by providing "non real estate" related information.

With that said, the website Tony provided is excellent. Know that you can Google crime stats for any area or zip code. You may also want to call the local police station in the area to ask any questions.

Let us know if we can help with your real estate needs.

Best regards,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
National Association of Realtors
CA BRE License 01713506
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Rita Harper, Agent, Vista, CA
Sun Nov 3, 2013
I agree with Tony. I have this site on my webpage for potential residents to be able to click on and review. Working with a good Realtor who knows the area is a very good source of information regarding area.
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Tony Cannon, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Sun Nov 3, 2013 has all of the data from the county police stations. The default time period is 1 week which may not show enough events to spot patterns. Change this to about 2 months and the data is more obvious. There is always more crime noted on main streets, so keep this in mind. Other websites(such as give rankings for crime so you can compare to other parts of the state or country.
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