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Crime & Safety in Mercer County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 31, 2015
Drew Cifrodelli answered:
http://www.njtransit.com is the best source for that information.
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Christinemarydonahue answered:
There is another resource. Go to crime mapping.com and type in the address of the property you are looking at. The select a radius and a date range and the reported crimes will come up. ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Downwiththeho answered:
I rent in Trenton at present and recently moved out here from the East Village. (I'm a 37 yo male for context.) I've found that we NYC-transplants seem to arrive with more tolerance to live in a rough area, probably because even bad neighborhoods in NYC still command desirability.

Thus it was sort of unpleasant to discover that there are parts of Trenton that are definitely uncomfortable. Like uncomfortable in ways I haven't been in NYC since about 1995. The train station is not in a great area and walking home from it can feel sketchy. Mostly this is because you're passing through some poorly lit areas that are not designed with pedestrians in mind. Bus service is available although it will feel inefficient to wait for transport for traveling such a short distance. If you do need to commute to NYC regularly, Mill Hill is realistically the only desirable neighborhood with good proximity to the train station.

Most of the crime that drives Trenton's reputation is primarily gang related. This means that unless you're part of a gang there's relatively low risk of that affecting you. That said, Trenton does have a surprising amount of urban blight (ie depressing neighborhoods) as well as a shockingly-aggressive homeless population compared to what you can encounter in NYC.

If you are intent on Trenton, and willing to eject your requirement of walking home from the train station, then it's worth checking out areas that are closer to the capital building. I'm near the Wyndham Garden Hotel (formerly the Marriott) and find this spot to be pretty desirable and often overlooked. Getting to the train station is about a 15 min walk but bus service is pretty convenient and I can be at the train station inside of 5 minutes if things align.
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
ellendollard answered:
Are you looking to buy or rent? I would suggest Hamilton, which is right next to Trenton. We have a place for sale at 1433 Elizabeth Avenue in Hamilton. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath house. If we don't sell it we will be renting it. ellendollard@gmail.com ... more
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Yvonne Pinckney answered:
There is crime everywhere. Trenton happens to be the worse. I grew up around the Ewing area, Marquis Rd, and it was never bad. It is a quiet neighborhood. I live in Lawrenceville and the police dept is very diligent. I advise no matter where you move, invest in an alarm system. We live in different times now. With the economy being the way it is, causing crime to rise. Doesn't matter where you live, unless you are very rich and have property with an electric fence. ... more
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
strikeitrich6 answered:
The worst place I have ever lived ( well may be the 2nd worst- absolute worst was the
Rennaisance in N.Brunswick- degenerated into gun play by 2007-) Now this place is going in the same direction- too many "Section-8's and low lifes (Ghetto types). Worst section is bldg. 1 thru 18
Parties til 5am- cars vandalized- garbage everywhere- looked like downtown Trenton-

The "talking heads" in the office will do nothing- their job is to show appts and get leases signed. Don't ask them for any problem resolution- they just don't know ! No training whatsoever for that.

STAY AWAY- Part of the problem is that they will allow unrelated people to live in the same apt
and use their TOTAL income to qualify. The "GET-TOE" people bring their even worse friends and
they bring even worse people- cars get vandalized- dog crap and garbage everywhere- Common sense Rules are not enforced by the talking heads.
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Michelle Leigh answered:
Current as of October 4, 2012 is 16 homicides and many shooting victims.
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Calllli answered:
horrible place..taxes were cheap..reason we bought house..now we are finacially troubled..all because kept getting robbed..for dirtbikes we had...hate ewing n j.
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Sun Nov 30, 2008
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
Dont expect much advice from Trenton's Police as there is the question of what actually gets reported and how. Drug activity will move around. My neighboring unit (I own a duplex) was raided by police then boarded up. Seems a little better now. You may be best asking individual police officers when they are off duty. Remember the chief of police wouldnt live in the city, maybe it was too dangerous? Rent first to see how you like the area. (I just happen to have a nice 5 bed 3 bath home available:)
Ken
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Wed Mar 5, 2008
Justina answered:
the question is rather old...but I am still on board with discussing East Windsor, as I live here. The schools or ok...not good...ok. Take a look at the NJ school report card, it says a lot! ... more
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Tue Oct 30, 2007
Tony Lee answered:
Do you mean Hamilton New Jersey?
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