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Crime & Safety in Alabama : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

You can learn about crime and schools and traffic and everything else here:

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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Abu Musa answered:
You may talk to the local police station. Also you may visit .
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Tue May 23, 2017
You would probably have to contact the local police department for that answer.
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Trish Hagin answered:
The best way to get information on the crime rate in a particular area is to contact the local law enforcement officials in that area. Rise Real Estate practices fair housing and does not give out personal opinions on anything that could be considered steering or misleading. I would be happy to help you get in touch with the proper autorities. I hope you have found this information helpful and good luck. Thanks, Trish Hagin ... more
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Real estate agents are not allowed to comment on whether or not a neighborhood is good or bad. That is research that you would need to do on your own. There are a Federal Fair Housing Laws that prohibit that from happening. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. Should a real estate agent comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Determining how good or bad a school is, or how crime is, or anything else similar needs to be researched on your own.

Some websites to try include:
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
You would need to contact the local police department for that answer.
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
That is information that you would need to research yourself. Real estate agents are not allowed to comment on such things.

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Sun Sep 16, 2012
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
Bobby Dean answered:
Good Morning Mggaleton,
I am 70 and live in the 36301 zip code. We feel comfortable in the area we live in and have not had any safety issues. Just keep in mind 36301 covers a large area. If within your price range Stone Creek Landing is a gated community offering total maintenance of the exterior. You purchase the interior. Homeowners association dues are $170 a month and includes homeowners insurance. You would need to insure the contents.
Amenities offered include club house with game room, excercise room, and swimming pool. In addition they have walking trails and four fish ponds.
Dothan offers two excellent medical facilities, low property taxes, mild climate, and low insurance rates.
Feel free to give me a call 334-701-1102 anytime.
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Charita H Cadenhead answered:
What crimes are you referring to? Your best source of info on crime statistics would be the precinct for that neighborhood. It's kind of like if you had a real estate question, would you ask a policeman? No, you would ask a real estate ago, so it just makes sense that if you have a question about crime, that you direct your question to law enforcement. ... more
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
David Mason answered:
Probably the best thing is to call or go by the Police station on Highland Avenue across from the fire dept. station next to Western supermarket and ask the question. I suspect that they will have a very good handle on those statistics.

Also, you can drive through the neighborhood you are interested in, at a time when residents are likely to be outside, and just stop a few of the neighbors and ask them what they know. Usually, you'll find someone outside after work hours or on weekends.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Liz Spiller answered:
Mon Jul 22, 2013
Real estate agents are not allowed to answer questions regarding safety in neighborhoods. There are Fair Housing Laws that cannot be violated by steering.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
We have no idea what location you are asking about. I would assume they are having a death investigation because there was a death, but I am just guessing since you have not told us where it is. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Synergy Realty Group, LLC answered:
Contact Charlotte Beasley at 251-650-4030 she's our rental coordinated
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
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 do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors.
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Regina Underwood answered:
I dont think there's any data out there that is going to narrow the crime rate down that far. You could go to and do a search. The are some stats on City Data of the local Huntsville Madison County Chamber site that will give you general crime rates. My best bet is to recommend you take your car to Express Oil Change on Madison blvd. and ask Bear to take a look at your car (shameless plug for my husbands business) and try to keep reliable transportation in the future. ... more
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Gusty Gulas Group answered:
To get you the best answer: call the Birmingham Police Department and ask if there has been any recent crime statistics for the area. The Police will have the most accurate information available. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Patrick Thies answered:
You will have to research that question yourself. Realtors are not allowed to comment on that subject. You can contact the local police department and get stats. for the area.
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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Port City Team answered:
Alta Vista Drive is off Dauphin Island Pkwy, but it is not on Dauphin Island. The City of Mobile has a great website. You could probably get crime statistics or access to police department information on it. The web address is ... more
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