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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Jennifer Barker answered:
Hi Judith,

It is good to call the local police because they can answer anything. However here are some great websites that can help as well.
https://www.crimereports.com/

http://www.spotcrime.com./211

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates

http://www.familywatchdog.us

http://www.homefair.com
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Mon Jan 26, 2015
Rey Hollingsworth Falu asked:
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
jmrod0519 asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3174022950-Apartment-Mount-Vernon-NY-10553
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
andrea keyser answered:
Another site for stats of all kinds for just about any place - in this case, Ossining:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Ossining-New-York.html
Still; STATS are only that. Everyone has different levels of comfort re noise, traffic, and different senses too of perceived security.
Hamilton has some of the most stately homes in all of Ossining. History & VIEWS! galore.
We restored an old 1850's home just up from the river 23 years ago, & are still here enjoying the view.
Happy to help anyone with that kind of project! :)
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Sun Jun 29, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
You can visit www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com for specific crime stats.

Christopher Pagli
accredited Buyer Representative
Real Estate Associate Broker
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Julieandjimwedding asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/1070182049-66-Prospect-Ave-Ossining-NY-10562
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Barbara O'Connell answered:
I'm an agent in Yonkers NY and service all of Yonkers and lower Westchester. The best way to get info on the crime stats for any neighborhood is to call or stop the local precinct. The local precinct for Hawthorne Ave is the 3rd Precinct and it is on Riverdale Ave, one block east of Hawthorne and running parallel to Hawthorne Ave.

You can also sign up for email alerts at spotcrime.com, enter the address and you'll receive an email every week of any crimes that have occurred within a 5, 10, 20, etc, mile radius.

I think one or both of these would be the most accurate and best information you can get.

Barbara O'Connell
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NYS
Margot Bennett, Inc.
914-548-1628
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the authorities 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. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Bob Meyerson answered:
Go to the website of Mt. Vernon.
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Sun Dec 29, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
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.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Mount-Vernon-New-York.html
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
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.
http://www.yonkersny.gov/Index.aspx?page=483
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Patricia Parsons answered:
The listing that pops up here is for 1-3 David Lane which is in North Yonkers on the Hastings border. If you are questioning the crime for this area, the best answer would come from calling the local Police and asking for details. ... more
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
lclute answered:
Are you at all familiar with New Rochelle? Your question implies that it's a given that New Rochelle is a high crime city with a citizenry that is fleeing in droves. This is not the case. ("Everyone" is not "selling their homes".) All you have to do is a little research on line. Here's one link that you might find helpful:
http://www.nrpd.com/docs/AnnualReport2010.pdf
There are many other sites online that also confirm the safety of New Rochelle. I'm a transplant from NY, NY, and have lived in New Rochelle for over 20 years. Of course, every neighborhood has a different feel but overall it's pretty safe. At any rate, I'm glad I moved here.
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Bethcarr.mitze851 answered:
Yes!! My husband and I have lived here with our daughter for 13 years in tHe Fleetwood section of Mount Vernon. It is a family neighborhood and we have loved the experience.
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Steven Joseph Colon, Esq answered:
If you go on the Yonkers Police Department Website, there are crime Stats. However, I would advise (especially if you are law enforcement ) to contact City of Yonkers Police | 104 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 | (914) 377-7900. You can ask a fellow officer how the neighborhood is and get a real answer. ... more
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Catherine Matier answered:
May I also suggest you see if there is a local neighborhood watch you can join? We have one here on Gomer Street in Yorktown, and we all keep an eye on each other's houses.

It is also a great way to get to know your neighbors...second only to when my dog gets out, and I have to track her down and we meet all kinds of new friends, human and dog alike.

-Cathy
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Thu Sep 8, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I would read your lease agreement to find out what and if there will be any early termination penalty. It will also depend on the landlord, I would try having a talk with them. Another option is to help the landlord find someone new to take her place, this may help them agree.

Chris
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Steven Castellano answered:
I have lived in New Rochelle since 1967. I have sent two children through the New Rochelle Public School system. They both have graduated and went on to great colleges and have very successful careers. I have friends who more recently sent and still have their children in New Rochelle High School. I can say there is zero tolerance for gang related or bullying activities that outside pundits seem to want to attach unfairly to this fine High School.The High School is a large school. It has a sizable population of children that English may not be their first langauge. The school staff does a great job in helping these students succeed. There is a great atmosphere of a very proud self identity fostered at the school among the staff and the students daily culture. We are all truely proud of the great well rounded education that is provided at New Rochelle High School. ... more
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Robin Lynch answered:
Hi 007,

The best place place to check crime statistics is the US Census Bureau. Here is the link:

http://www.census.gov/

You can also reference the New York Times. These are articles about Harrison, in general.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/13/realestate/13livi.html?_r=1&scp=45&sq=harrison&st=nyt

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/18/realestate/if-you-re-thinking-living-purchase-ny-rural-feeling-near-seats-learning.html?scp=113&sq=harrison&st=nyt

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/01/16/realestate/if-you-re-thinking-of-living-in-harrison-luxurious-landlocked-corporate-haven.html?scp=9&sq=%22west+harrison%22&st=nyt

Robin Lynch
Keller Williams Realty Group
914-315-6182
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