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Crime & Safety in San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Sam Shueh answered:
The demographics are changing and places like Mt View which is more high income technics transformed from a service industry after Google went ipo. Today, MV High is one of the best high school in that area. Same will happen to many neighborhoods.

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Wed May 4, 2016
Downtown San Jose is extremely safe.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
In short, yes. The longer answer depends on your location and house. Burglars are typically looking for the easiest target with the most value. If you show that your home is protected, they're more likely to move on. A security system doesn't completely eliminate the possibility of being robbed, but it does decrease the chances. ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Drive around look at the cars parked often one can tell just drive around.
This is not an affluent neighborhoods in SJ never was.

Some were hastily built one could buy one for $6000 in the 1960s under HUD program.

Sam Shueh
Silicon Valley
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Lisa Wiseman answered:
This is a common question we receive from home buyers. While San Jose used to boast being one of the safest large cities in the nation, that has changed. There are hopes that with the new police chief and new hires being added that this will change. What I tell my clients is to view the sites mentioned below, however take a look at other, more affluent communities as well. I live in Almaden, and even our community has its share of crime. Although violent crime is not to be taken lightly, some of these reports may be taken with a grain of salt. No one wants to live in fear, however as Terri mentioned, one of the best gauges is to ask the neighbors in those neighborhoods you are searching for a new home. Also, is there pride in ownership in the area? Are homes being remodeled or do they look run down, and what percentage are rentals? Good luck. ... more
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
A good place to check this is on a geological report. You can look at flood zones via the FEMA site and get more information. ... more
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi Moni:

Crime statistics are available by contacting the San Jose Police Department or by using this website:

The website, which provides public crime and police information from local police departments, will give you both a map and detailed information about the type of crime in a specific area.

Work with your Realtor to get more information!

Grace Morioka
Allison James Estates & Homes
Tel (408) 426-1616
Buyer Rebates up to 50 Percent of Agent's Commission & Low Cost Listing to Sellers!
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Liz Oreglia answered:
This area is walking distance to downtown Willow Glen and close to shopping, freeways & parks! One of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in! I work and live in Willow Glen as a Realtor for Intero Real Estate! Please contact me and I would be happy to assist you with your home search!

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Sat Jul 13, 2013
Barry Shaw answered:
I'm sorry but I do not have access to the demographics for this area. It is a nice neighborhood and the condo is in great shape. Located near major freeways, light rail and CalTrain stations. I am hosting an open house tomorrow from 1-4 if you would like to stop by.

Thanks for your question.
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
leo_vishnevskiy answered:

I attended Leigh High School while living at the apartment complex right across from Noddin Elementary school from 2004-2008. What I can tell you is that It's alot better of a neighborhood than nearby Merill and Camden. You should stay away from anywhere near Del Coranado Apartments (no credit check required/ drug dealer attraction etc.) and you should be fine!

The rest of the neighborhood is very nice (Harwood etc.) Leigh High, Union Middle, and Noddin Elementary are one of the top rated schools in the area. (
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Dwayne Allen answered:
Depends on what area within 95125, in general its a very good area. San Jose in general has seen an increase in Burglaries. I live on Communication Hills within 95125 and we have a nice neighborhood. When I purchased here I drove around area at night to see how it was. You would be happy in Willow Glen...95125 ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Juliana Lee MBA LLB answered:
I don't know which crime map you are looking at so I can only propose some possible explanations.

The Los Gatos Creek Trail runs behind homes on one side of the street. Crimes reported anywhere along the trail may be counted as nearby even though they aren't.

There may be crimes reported which are related to the public land associated with the creek such a vagrancy, unlawful disposal of trash, etc

The Willow Street may simply be the arbitrary dividing line between areas.

Willow Glen San Jose real estate statistics at:

95125 real estate statistics at

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 650-857-1000

Over 30 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question:

The house in your link is not for sale. What you have in that link is merely a public record of that property and an estimate of value if it were for sale.

The last time this property was for sale was back in 2010. This property was listed for sale back in 2010 and sold for $255,000. Close of escrow was May 26, 2010.

With respect to whether or not this neighborhood is a safe place to live, we as Real Estate Brokers and REALTORS are not permitted to give an opinion with respect to that issue.

I have found that one of the best ways to get a good answer to that question is to knock on the doors of properties in the neighborhood, and ask the occupants what they think of the neighborhood, what to they like about the neighborhood and what do they not like about the neighborhood.

After you have talked with approximately 5 to 6 people in the neighborhood you will have a good idea whether or not this neighborhood is a neighborhood that you will be happy with.

Right now there are very few homes available for sale in San Jose. There are thousands of people who need a place to live. There is an enormous amount of demand for houses for sale and there are very few homes that are actually available for sale.

Any homes that do come on the market are sold almost immediately, often with multiple offers of 10, 20 and 30 offers or more, with overbids of $50,000 to $100,000 over the most recent comparable sales not uncommon.

I recommend that if you are going to have any chance at all of getting a home for yourself and your family, that you ask a REALTOR to represent your interests for you. That is the only way that you will have any chance at all of being competitive against all of the other offers and overbids that you will be up against for any house that does become available on the market.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi Ice:

You can find the crime reports for most cities in California by looking at The police affiliate themselves with this site, and will post crimes on the site. However, there is NO substitute to simply asking the neighbors in the area about their experiences with crime. While there will always be crime even in the best neighborhoods, the frequency and the level of safety in the area is best described by the residents of the area.

If you get a chance, take a few minutes to talk with the neighbors around the home, and find out about the neighborhood, the crime rate, schools, and what it's like to live there. That will be the best way to get information about the home and the surrounding areas.

Good luck,
Grace Morioka
Allison James Estates & Homes
1.5% Listing, Up to 50% Commission Rebate to Buyers
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Breana

Thank you for question.

As Realtors we can refer you to sites which you can preview and make up your own mind.

Here are 2 fine sites:


If we can answer any further questions give me a call.

Best regards
Perry and Ruth

Coldwell Banker

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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Doug Jones answered:
This should help---the 100 index is the US and the index to the left is San Jose and the far left index is 95126

So the total crime risk in US is 100...San Jose overall is lower at 97 but 95126 is higher at 126. Motor Vechicle theft is particularly high.

2010 Crime Rate Indexes San Jose, CA 95126 California United States
Total Crime Risk 126 97 100
Murder Risk 60 123 100
Rape Risk 111 81 100
Robbery Risk 74 124 100
Assault Risk 214 108 100
Burglary Risk 124 89 100
Larceny Risk 157 84 100
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk 191 160 100

The data for San Jose, CA 95126 may also contain data for the following areas: San Jose

Crime Risk Index (100 = National Average): Index score for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average total crime risk, while 50 indicates half the national risk. We encourage you to consult with a knowledgeable local real estate agent or contact the local police department for any additional information.

Crime Indexes are based on numerous current and historical datasets as well as proprietary modeling algorithms which estimate values at more granular geographic levels when specific data is either unavailable or impractical to aggregate. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, these are estimates and should only be used as a guide. For detailed information regarding crime and safety in a community, please contact local law enforcement agencies.

Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Demographic Information FAQ
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you Sophia:

Personally I think that this is a very nice neighborhood. The list price for this property appears to be very low. There will be multiple offers and overbids above list price for this property. This property will sell in a few days.

I have found the best way to tell if this neighborhood is the right neighborhood for you , if to go out and knock on a few doors of the neighbors and ask the neighbors for their opinion about the neighborhood.

Ask the neighbors what they like and what they do not like about the neighborhood. That will give you a better idea whether you will like this neighborhood than almost anything else that you can do.

For more information you may contact me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218, or send me an email to my email address:

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Christopher Cossitor answered:
The information the Charles described and the references Grace provided are spot on. and

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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hello Goldenfire

Many fine parts down town, avoid areas with Multi Units.

New High Rises such as AXis, the88, etc are great new, secure and well managed.
Many fine streets and areas, give me a call.

Check out if you are concerned.

Good luck.

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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Goldenfire

Yes the neighborhood is good with good schools.

Do go to our web site for school info:

for crime stats, do go to

It is a very central location in SIlicon Valley.

Do get in touch if you need further help.

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