How can I research an area's Crime Rate and the quality of that area's Schools?

Asked by Jorge, New York Fri Jul 27, 2007

I know it's a morbid question, but these two criteria would highly influence where I would decide to buy a home.

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Mitchell Hall, Agent, New York, NY
Sat Aug 4, 2007
When considering buying a home in NYC you should not assume that your kids will automatically go to the closest school to your home. The school system has been drastically changed by Mayor Mike Bloomberg. The city of New York has a website You can find police crime statistics and also school information. Below is a link to the department of education.
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Mary Thomas, Agent,
Thu Aug 2, 2007
Hi Jorge,

The best way to check for crime in you rneighborhood is to check with the local police station. My clients who work on the Special Gang Task Forces use this for their home shopping. THey will have a record of all crimes and the street location.
Good Luck,
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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Thu Jul 23, 2009
Gramercy Park is the 13th Precinct, here are the statistics, you be the judge;…
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Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Thu Jul 16, 2009
This is a website where schools are rated by parents and independent researchers, not the Bd. of Ed:
If you would like to know what school a particular address is zoned for, call 311 and they will tell you.

For crime stats, contacting the precinct is the best thing. You can call 311 to find out the precinct of the address you have in mind.
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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Mon Jul 13, 2009
The most accurate way to determine the crime rate is to visit never mind walking into a busy police precinct and asking somebody that may not be authorized or able to answer your questions, for schools visit
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Joanna Wilki…, , New York, NY
Thu Jul 9, 2009
Hi Jorge,

The best way to find out about the crime rate is to go into the local police station and ask them.
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Dea Anderson, Home Buyer, Missouri
Sun Aug 19, 2007
check this out for comparing crime rates and stuff. it even says the types of crimes that the particular area has. like, violent or property etc.
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Robin Lynch, , Westchester County, NY
Sun Aug 5, 2007
I have a good article for you to read. It is called, "Sensitive information
The Web can help you with questions your Realtor won't answer". It can be found on the web.
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Melissa Manc…, Agent, Plainville, MA
Fri Jul 27, 2007
Hi Jorge! is a wonderful online resource to school ratings, MCAS reports and parent ratings.

Best Of Luck!

Melissa Mancini, Realtor, CBR, GRI
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Bridgette Ko…, , Florida
Fri Jul 27, 2007
Right here on trulia! Go to the Real Estate Guides tab and simply type in a zip code or city/state. Presto! Happy hunting!
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Fri Jul 27, 2007
For crime rates there are online stats, but I think the better info and stats might come from your CRO...or Community Resource Officer at the police department. If you live in NYC I think you could call 311 and ask them to point you to the right person. Otherwise you could ask one of the beat officers in that district to point you in the right direction. That person can give you some ideas, trends, and if you're nice to them perhaps they'll email you the stats they have collected for the precinct. As for schools
You might also want to check the website… for stats on schools and crime and more information about the neighborhood. Also check out the link:… for some more information about the neighborhood. If you need a good agent to help you find just the right place, please send me your contact info and I'll put you in touch with a great agent.
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