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Crime & Safety in 60617 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Matt Laricy answered:
We cant comment on safety. I am sorry.

However, I would go there at all different times of the day and night. Also go on the weekends Only you would know whats best for you guys.
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Philip Sencer answered:
That is a very relative question and R E agents are not likley to respond beacuse of Fed anti discrimination laws etc. Our normal response is to suggest you checkwith police crime statistics and ask family/friends/coworkers what they think.
I grew up in Evanston and have worked in Oak Park.
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Thu May 24, 2012
Ivan Sagel answered:
It is best to visit an area you are interested in at different times of day and on the weekend to get a better feel for the area. Legally, we can't speak to crime and safety.

Trulia has a crime map:!cook-il/13/41.87542,-87.62457/Chicago,IL/
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Visit the local police station and ask or look at the following website for the Crime Statistics in Chicago. ... more
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Ivan Sagel answered:
Realtors can't speak to the safety of areas. I would recommend visiting the area at different times of day as well as over the weekend.

Trulia has a crime map:,IL/


Ivan Sagel
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Matt Laricy answered:
You can look all this stuff up online and you can always check out
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Gary Geer answered:
Contact your agent and review properties to determine what would work best for you. In addtion you can follow up with local law enforecment to get further details on any area you may want to locate to. They are the experts in that area.

All the best,

Gary Geer
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
there is crime around that address -take a look at the police neighborood web site
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
crime does exist in the neighborhood..some of it petty crime some of it more threatening..the police dept has a web site you should look at
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Mark Malave answered:
Go to you local police dept. Realtors can't answer these type of questions.
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Fri Jan 20, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Check with the Chicago Police Department - They have statistics
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Thu Oct 13, 2011
albert burns answered:
You can put a mailbox on the outside on a pedestal on on the fence. Call any mailbox company
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Thu May 19, 2011
Seth Captain answered:
You can check these two websites for crime reports, and

but you should then compare to addresses in wealthier neighborhoods just to get an idea of the amount of crime in Chicago. It's a lot, and still, most people will never experience it. All large cities suffer from disproportionate crime due to density, and disparity in income levels, but again, there is a good chance you will never see it. The area you are in has changed a lot over the last several years. And you are practically on the IIT campus which has it's own security AND you are down the street from Chicago Police Headquarters.

Bronzeville, the neighborhood you are in, has a lot of history in Chicago, and there are still some gang problems but it's not like you need to worry about a drive by in front of your building. You will find new developments all the way to the lake, and heading south toward Kenwood and Hyde Park. And unlike Miami, I think you'll find the people in the area friendly and genuine.

Five minute bike ride and you're at 31st beach. Not many people in Chicago can say that. And all the new bars of the South Loop. Pilsen and Bridgeport are really close.

Your main issue will be if you become a Cubs fan. Don't hang that flag outside your window.
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Tue May 10, 2011
Linda Dressler answered:
Certainly you can! Call a few leasing agents or Realty office in the are you wish to move and see if someone there can assit.

Good Luck!
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Wed Apr 6, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Please be more specific. Describe your problem.
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Nichelle Cole answered:
Hi Mary Ann,

As Realtors we can't give out statistics but you can check this website for information about crime stats. thx
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
NA answered:

Above is the link to the Chicago Police website where you can enter an address and see reported crimes in the area. From there you can determine if the neighborhood is to your liking. If you'd like me to send you available apartments for rent in a certain area, let me know. ... more
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Thomas Tolbert answered:
Realtors are prohibited for offering information in crime in an area. We instruct our clients to the local Police Department. They would be your best source of information.
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