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Crime & Safety in 02116 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Mario Pavli answered:
It's about 5.7 miles.

Best Of Luck
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
The hurricanes we get are mostly big wind storms.
The current one, Sandy, may come ashore with wind and rain and push things around, but Katrina will not happen here.

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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, For specific street crim stats you can visit or call the local police dept.

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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Mathew Ames answered:
Universal Hub is a great resource for questions with regards to crime in Boston:
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Mathew Ames answered:
There are a few resources to get this info from.
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about safety, for the most accurate and up to the minute information contact the local authorities and ask all your questions; also, if unfamiliar with the neighborhood do visit the area more than once and at different times of day; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or nor, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Mon Jun 20, 2011
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Mira,
Here is a link that includes crime statistics for Roslindale as well as other valuable information:

I hope that you find this helpful.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 answered:
Email me here:
And I will give you the full Brighton scoop!
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
William Brokhof answered:
Crime is all relative to what you're used to. No Realtor is allowed to comment on crime and safety. You will need to check the police reports for the area. I highly recommend walking around the area and talking to people. I would recommend waiting till after 5p and catch the commuters climbing up the hill from Savin Hill train station. In the past Jones Hill experienced some good growth and sales, but Downer is just off the main part of the hill and it is probably best to ask a lot of people. Just asking 1 person, or 1 policeman is never adequate. It is important to remember this is a very urban part of the city and one should always use common sense whether a male or a female. Your daughter should be using a Buyer's Agent who is well versed with the area. There is no cost for this service and if you can get a good agent it is invaluable. I recommend Joe Schutt with Gibson. He lives in the area and is a real pro. Tell him Will B. sent you! ... more
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello- trulia has crime info and a graph you can look up right on this website. Search by zip code only. Go to more housing trends and you will see the info.

Also- city data is really good as well for some crime info and other ZIP code specific info.

If you need any other help, please let me know. Thanks,
Ken L.
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Sarah Anderson answered:
Hi Tony,

That is a lot of ground to cover!

I suspect that many neighborhoods have improved, while others have worsened.There are several sites which you should find helpful in your research. Recent information is available at This will give you serious crime statistics for the last 5 years.

If you have particular concerns about a certain neighborhood in Boston or are a "crime junkie" and just want to see what the police are up against, go to, you'll get a daily dose of crime stats as they arrive throughout the city and you can actually read through all the incident write ups.

A third good source is the local paper for the neighborhood in question. Here in Charlestown, the Patriot Bridge publishes a log every Wednesday with all calls that come in and what the resolution was, so you can go on Google maps or the like, and start to see where incidents are occuring.

It's likely that the BPD has spent a great deal of time and effort to summarize such trends. You should call their media relations line at 617-343-4520 and see what they can offer.

Good luck and stay safe!

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Wed Feb 27, 2013 answered:
Here is a place with some interesting feedback:

If you post your question there someone who actually lives in the complex might be able to give you some good advice. Also, you can check crime stat's on trulia :) ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013 answered:
You can actually check out crime stat's on trulia.
Example, south boston:

There are some really nice parks on the "eastside" of south boston which is also near the water (pretty park called Marine Park with a path that runs along the ocean).

The "Seaport District" area in South Boston doesn't really have formal parks although they are putting in a board walk-type park along the 4 point channel which should be nice.

If you look on a google maps you can actually see where the parks are in south boston (marked in green along with names) ... check out this one:

The West End is much smaller and is more large condo developments so not sure about local "parks" per se, however, it isn't a far walk from The Commons (the walk is through beacon hill essentially) a beautiful and well-maintained park.

Both areas are pretty different and are also in totally separate parts of Boston.

Good luck!!
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Brecht Palombo answered:
I'm not sure if that's a question but you should call your local police department to get the answer if so - licensed agents can't speak to crime/safety
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Tue Mar 25, 2008
Jon Ernest answered:
Hi Judi,

I don't know a single agent that will ever answer the safety question. We avoid it like the plague by always answering "Call the local Police Station".... So, in true agent form.... Judi, you need to call the local police station, let them know your situation, and ask them about crime rates for the area. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Melvin A Vieira Jr answered:
Hi Jennifer
I suggest you ask some of the local business and home owner. I am pretty sure they will give you the answers you want. I know that I have lived in that area almost all my life and I like it. Plus also talk to some of the local police officers that work in that area. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Gail Hiebert answered:
You can purchase this information from a company called 'DemograpicsNow" I won't pretend it's cheap, but it's the best source I've found for almost accurate (but not totally accurate) information. The other source you might try is your local Sherriff's deparment but as a rule, I have not found them coorperative in this area. You might be more lucky that I have been. ... more
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