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Crime & Safety in Minneapolis : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Dan answered:
Its an inner city neighborhood. I live in the "low" crime area near victory memorial parkway and my car has been broken into 3 times and my girlfriends car was broken into twice. If you want completely safe, move out of the city. City lifestyle comes with its baggage. Something we have to live with. Vote for a politician with a larger more aggressive police presence policy, figure out a way to deal with it on your own, or live far enough outside Minneapolis. As far as personal safety, I recommend buying a gun and taking some courses on how and when to use it properly and effectively. Don't be the victim. ... more
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Sun Oct 23, 2016
corrine dirks answered:
the further north you go the better it gets. victory being the best neighborhood. I live in the beginning of lind bohanon. and it's been extremely quiet for the last 6 months. it's nasty on penn ave. and broadway sucks too. ... more
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Mike Kelcher answered:
Yes, people successfully do that every day. Sometimes though, people get hurt. For all the latest statistics and info, you should consult the local police department for crime info.


Susan, (see below), has provided a link to some good information.
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Joel Johnson answered:
This is the Powderhorn park neighborhood in Minneapolis. There's a large park, powderhorn park including powderhorn lake, located a block west of this home address. Along with the crime report, I strongly suggest you drive through the neighborhood and speak with some of the residents. ... more
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Ken Carpenter answered:
Minneapolis has a great free resource called 311 and they can direct you to the police department in that neighborhood that can provide you with crime statistics. Just dial 311 from your phone! ... more
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Susan Hofflander answered:
Hi, Pauline!
Seems like you got your answers here. Just be aware that as real estate agents, we are not allowed to address crime rates and so forth in whatever areas you seek. The state of MN perceives that, if WE make commentary about what's "good" or "bad", we're steering you in a direction based on what WE think is appropriate, not what YOU think is appropriate. Therefore, we give out websites and so forth where you can seek the information on your own and make your own determinations about what type of crime and how much is acceptable where you choose to live.

Some people get upset that we can't address those things, but we walk a fine line to protect our licensure.

Good luck!
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Mike Kelcher answered:
If you are only going to go back 10 weeks, the resulting number won't include that big one from 11 weeks ago. Do you want just the number of two-car crashes or would you like to have the single car incidents included? Should I include car/pedesrian incidents? How about car/bicycle incidents. Can we exclude drunk driver accidents? I hope so, because those are simply an accident waiting to happen. ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Stephanie Gruver answered:
Hi Marlene - I'm not sure what you're asking here - feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to answer any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Gruver, Realtor
RE/MAX Results
612-581-5842
stephanie.gruver@results.net
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Cody Anderson answered:
Here is a map of the violent crimes around 3000 Irving Ave S.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@mpd/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-099148.pdf

Cody Anderson, MN Licensed Realtor

RE/MAX RESULTS
Metropolitan Home Team

Cell: 612-242-5752

Website: http://www.results.net

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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Kathyc answered:
Hey Asharma:

I'm not a real estate agent, in fact I live in Brooklyn, NY now and I was just using this site to research my grandpa's house because I'm nosy like that. :) Anyway, your post caught my eye because I lived on the 2600 block of Aldrich for three years, and I love Uptown. In fact, once I get my career straight out here in New York I can't wait to move back to the quiet, clean, and friendly streets of Minneapolis. About crime, pretty much you're looking at a really safe area. I don't know where you're coming from, but I never had any major problems (as opposed to Brooklyn, where my house was burglarized the third month I was here) living on Aldrich, and it seems to me that Colfax is safer still. You do need to be mindful that you're still in an Urban area, so be careful of hucksters, etc (once when the iPhone first came out a guy asked to use my phone while walking on Lyndale, and I let him, but my friend and I mean mugged him and kept on our toes while he was using it....turns out it was a fake number. He was totally trying to jack my phone but I think he knew we would have kicked the **** out of him. haha.) Also there are a lot of bars around that area, my big planters in front of my house get turned over one night, I'm sure by some drunk idiot kids. Also, my car, which was parked on the street, got totaled one night by some drunk idiot 18 year olds in a stolen Mazda. That's the extent of the crime I have personally been privy to in that neighborhood, and most of my friends had the same experience. Just don't be stupid about your stuff, lock your doors, etc, and you'll be just fine. Tell the folks at the Bryant Lake Bowl I say hello. :) ... more
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Mon Oct 12, 2009
Ryan Bretzel answered:
Bobbi,

Here is a good resource for you:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/index.asp For the weekly crime maps you will need to click on the correct precinct they are looking in. There are precincts 1-5. For some reason the annual reports are a little behind and the last report is 2006. I would recommend looking at the weekly precinct maps and also the crime statistics which allow you to view by neighborhoods over several times of the year.

You can always call the police department and ask for information with in a certain radius.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with or assist in your buying process. Remember buyer representation is free and there is about 3 weeks left to find a home and close in time for the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit!
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
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