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Crime & Safety in Marin County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 19, 2015
Richard Richardson answered:
You agents must be delusional - all the people who actually live there are saying there's a lot of crime and to lock your property and yet everyone saying "there's not crime here" are agents... Seems like most agents just care about selling than actual reality. ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
You can visit, and for in-depth stats.

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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Adrian G. Pop answered:
Thank you for all the answers, you've all been most kind.

Is there a website that actually list the meaning/interpretation of the various Novato crimes.

I can figure out that SUS CIRC means suspicious circumstances, but what does that actually mean.

BODY is quite alarming as there seems to be quite a few in the Novato area.

@John I will take your advice, I think it is up to the community to stay vigilant and report suspicious activities.
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Fri Jun 3, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
See link..
When it comes to any safety concerns, for accurate and up to the minute information do contact the local authorities and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand; in addition consider visiting the area more than once and at different times of day... ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Tristan Celayeta answered:
Angels Camp doesn't have a high crime rate. Simple demographics don't permit it. Check out the numbers at the link below.

This is in Marin questions. Are you asking about Angels Camp in Calaveras County? ... more
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Thu Sep 3, 2009
Victor Fisher answered:
Hi Halley,
I moved to Sausalito from New York in 1996 and the first thing I noticed was the absence of car alarms and sirens :) I've found it to be a very safe community but you should check the statistics yourself at
You can also subscribe to the weekly e-blasts that the city puts out. Let me know if you want the link and I'll look it up for you.
Regards, Victor
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Sun Feb 3, 2008
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
Hi John:

I live in Novato and I am very familiar with all areas in Novato and beyond. .

We had some major flooding in the early 1980s which mostly affected the San Marin valley and downtown areas. However, the City of Novato has since undergone some major projects to fix the drainage problem and issues surrounding Novato Creek. I have not heard of flooding of any major consequences for quite sometime now.

I am including a link to City of Novato Public Work Site for your reference. Although there is a pretty scary picture of flooding there, but that has not happened for many years.

Many areas in Novato are still located in what is designated as 100 year flood zone and you will have to obtain flood insurance if your house is within that area. On the flip side, due to the topography of Novato, many areas are also flood free.

Here is a link from City of Novato for the Flood Zone Map

If you have question about a specific property, please feel free to give me a call or email me. I will be able to find that out for you – on our tax records, there is a flood zone indicator which tells what kind of flood zone this property might be in (or not).

When you purchase a property, please do request a Natural Hazard Report (customarily paid by sellers), which tells you whether this specific property is in flood / earthquake / industry area, etc.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007
Cj answered:
In addition to the information provided by the other professionals you also might want to check this link to see if there is any information there regarding your question
EPA: Environmental Information about your community ... more
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Fri May 11, 2007
Curiouscarl answered:
We have lived in Novato for 40 years. Its been a wonderful city to raise children in. Planty of of policeman and fireman live here and the various areas of the city . They are all vigilant of strangers and suspicous activity . We also have a concientious involved police force and very fine schools . Our climate is difficult to beat or duplicated . Its hard to be a bad person in Pleasantville Novato.. Of course thats if the crappy city counncil would resign and let qualified young people make sensible decisions like leaving the city .....small town and growth smart ..........nothing is perfect is it? :)))) ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Crime is not an issue, and it is safe to walk anywhere in town and any time.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
There is no crime. Absolutely safe at all times.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Matt Hughes answered:
I would say overall crime is not an issue in San Anselmo. Violent crime is somewhat non-existent. The answer from Kim touches on the few "crimes" we see here. I believe this site to be a great REAL ESTATE tool, and not a parenting review column.

There is literally not a single street I have been on in San Anselmo where I have felt unsafe.

I have seen crimes of immaturity. The only time I have been victimized, some one lipsticked my car while parked on the street. I am not sure how old they were though.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Steve Ragghianti answered:
Here are some sites that will give you some real insights to the area:

I hope this helps!
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
There is very little crime in Tiburon and it is a very safe place to live.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Crime is not an issue. It is safe to walk the streets in any area.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
There is no crime problem, and it is safe to walk anywhere in the city.
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