Is this a crime free neighborhood?

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Jose Martinez, Agent, Hoboken, NJ
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Being born in Jersey City, I can tell you that the crime here is no worse than any major metropolitan city in the United States.

If you call me, I can get you local neighborhood reports.

Jose Martinez,
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Sat Dec 22, 2012
Hi, you can visit and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options would be and

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sat Dec 22, 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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Allen Gradin, Agent, Jersey City, NJ
Sat Dec 22, 2012
It is a reasonably safe neighboorhood to live and raise a family..Crime free not comlpletely, I have enjoyed living and working in Jersey City for the past 17 years.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.
Allen Gradin, Agent
REMAX Villa Realtors
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Sat Dec 22, 2012
No, it is not.
The next neighborhood will not be crime free either.
The one after than may indeed have a rogue pet owner who defies the law.
Horrendous things happen on both sides of the walls of opulent, guarded communities.

Others have suggested you rely on resources that are infamous for delivering bad data to the consumer. Still others will have you refer to resources which employ a different Lexicon regarding crime than that used by the citizenry.

What will serve your best interests in knowing how to identify the 'tell-tale' signs of a community that has a history of criminal activity. This will require YOU to do a drive through and pay attention. The only assurance one has regarding personal safety is maintaining an awareness of what is happening around them. If the community in which you are driving through has the 'red flags' waving, don't fool yourself.

Which of the following characteristics of a community is most likely to approach 'crime-free."
1. welcoming, friendly group with a block party every weekend.
2. Suspicious, questioning, paranoid group who asks, "Why are you here? Who do you know? Where are you going? What' s your business here?"

One of these groups is in pursuit of a community that can not and will not exist. Very much like a 'crime-free' community. There are rogue elements of chaos that can visit a life at any time. Those seeking guarantees will find their trust frequently betrayed.
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Andrew Tisel…, Agent, Clifton, NJ
Sat Dec 22, 2012
I agree that there is no place safe in this world. Look at the kids in Newtown.
There steps you can take to deter and make your home less tempting for crimes.
My peers have given good advice as far as checking with the Police Dept and here on Trulia.
This part of Jersey City is very family oriented. I would say hang out in the neighborhood on weekend and/or evening and see it you are comfortable.
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Diane Maxon, Agent, Jersey City, NJ
Fri Dec 21, 2012
I don't know if there is such a thing as a "crime free" neighborhood. In order to find out crime statistics, contact the local police precinct or go to the section of Trulia that gives you this information. Joseph, below gives you the link.
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Joseph Roraff, Agent, Holmen, WI
Fri Dec 21, 2012
Trulia's site has a great crime rate application. Check it out in the link below...
1. Click the link
2. Click "Crimes"

Please consider my answer for Best Answer :)
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Rachel Disal…, Agent, Hoboken, NJ
Fri Dec 21, 2012

I must say I don't know of any neighborhood that is exempt of any and all crime.
Your best bet would be to research local statistics and drive through the neighborhood
at different times of day.


Rachel DiSalvo
Weichert Realtors
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De Vonte Wil…, Agent, East Point, GA
Fri Dec 21, 2012
Hello. I get asked this question a lot regarding particular neighborhoods. You should check out the crime statistics with the local police department. Additionally, consider driving around the neighborhood during different hours of the day and night and talking to residents. Who better to ask then those who live there? Realtors cannot comment on the desirability of an area. I always advise my clients who are looking to relocate to a new neighborhood, to complete their own due diligence.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,

De Vonte Williamson , LSA
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