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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about safety, your best source of information is the local police department, why not visit/call, ask all your questions and hear all there is to hear firsthand--they'll gladly help. ... more
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
Pelin Guzel answered:
The Todd,
Asking to the police department is a great idea, Here is another website that you might like to check it out
Hope it helps,
Pelin ... more
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about crime, your best source of information is the local police department--why not visit/call, ask all your questions and hear all there is to hear firsthand, they will gladly help. ... more
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Mon Oct 10, 2011
Robin Silverberg answered:
Are you a Turkish citizen? if so, are you planning to finance the property? I am not exactly sure why you posted this under Crime and Safety, are you concerned with that, or do you just want general information?
If you are planning financing, be prepared to put a substantial percentage down, and have a high rate.
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
Fae Driscoll answered:
Hello Ubeda,
Not at all, but if it is necessary that you travel alone at that time, be sure to:
a) let someone know about it and your specific location.
b) carry your cell phone full charged prior leaving to your destination.
c) carry mace (spray to attacker's eyes)
d) Run during attack.
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Mon Apr 5, 2010
Dan Chase answered:

those websites should have that kind of information. city-data could be 2-4 year old data however.

The best way is probably to go to your local police station and ask them about this. They are the ones who have up to the minute details. ... more
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Sat Jul 30, 2016
Bill Eckler answered:

Possibly the best resource for questions about neighborhood safety is the local police department. They have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally willing to be helpful.

Good luck
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Robin, check this NYPD link for the 77 Precinct: I hope this helps.
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
INSIDE THE NYPD: Inside the NYPD Transit Bureau. While ridership is at an all-time high, the NYC subway system is the safest it's been in history.
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Jenet Levy answered:
I have lived in Park Slope since 1981 and raised my children here. It is a fabulous area. The schools are great, Prospect Park is amazing and there are endless things to do. Great shops and restaurants, the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanical Garden and a host of other things. Because of its popularity, I am seeing addresses that are really on the fringes or not in the Slope at all being advertised as Park Slope. If you have a particular address in mind, feel free to run it by me. Or if you would like assistance buying here, I would be happy to work with you as a buyer's agent. There isn't a nook or cranny of the Slope I don't know.

Jenet Levy
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Dabramo2:

In my opinion Park Slope is a very safe neighborhood. It is a very close knit community where everyone looks out for one another. If you go to you can look up the police precinct or click on the link below:

Once you have the police precinct you can then look at the crime statistics by clicking on the link below:

If you are looking to purchase a property in Park Slope, I do have several listings in the area. If you want to look at them or if I can be of further assistance to you, please let me know. Good luck!

Mitchell Feldman
Associate Broker
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665
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Sat Dec 21, 2013
Talia answered:
It's not. My friends and I avoid that area. Be very careful walking around at night.
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
Michael Corley answered:
Hi Michelle,

Crime in emerging neighborhoods in New York City have always been deliberately skewed in its reporting.

I've always marveled at the under reporting of crime that occurs in predominately white neighborhoods, as the impression given to the general public is that violent crime occurs disproportionately in neighborhoods of color.

My only advice is that you should visit a restaurant in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn called TINY CUP, on Clifton and Nostrand. It happens to be the meeting spot for a thriving artist community of white resident transplants from super expensive neighborhoods. And they are happy to be there and have embraced the community, as well as the community has embraced them.

The precinct that offered their opinion on the criminality of that community will always see it through one lense ONLY, because its their job. The majority of this city's police officers live on Staten Island or Long Island, having very little engagement with the community outside of the narrow scope of their jobs.

I've lived on a block in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for 11 years and there has been a white family on this block since the 1930's who have embraced the community throughout its transition from a predominate jewish neighborhood to a majority african / carribean american population.

I wish you well in your decision and encourage you to make it according to YOUR criteria, not by those who don't live, shop, eat, play or contribute to the community.

Michael Corley
V.P., Sales and Marketing
Corley Realty Group Inc.
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Wed Sep 3, 2008
Cindy Vedder answered:
You can check crime, cost of living, schools, climate and more at Sperlings Best Places...Copy and Paste:
Good Luck. Cindy Vedder
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Sun Mar 23, 2008
Aileen-Manhattan-NYC answered:
I don't know, but you can by looking it up on the NYPD web site.
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Mon Mar 10, 2008
Jim Winters answered:
Hi Samantha,

The neighborhoods you named aren't really very close to Prospect Park. Below are a few neighborhoods near the Park and more affordable then Park Slope.

Windsor Terrace
Prospect Heights
Carroll Gardens
Ditmas Park
Greenwood Heights
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Crown Heights
Prospect Park South

Those neighborhoods are loosely listed by safety (safer neighborhoods at the top), but keep in mind these things are always subjective. Bottom line: you should walk around a few of these areas during the day light hours. If you feel safe, then your OK, if you don't then the neighborhood is not for you. For more information and directions, have a look at the Trulia Neighborhood guides. They're fantastic.

Good Luck,

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Thu May 17, 2012
Pierre Calzadilla answered:
Hey there, I used to sell in Brooklyn for several years - I also currently live there and I was born and raised in Manhattan. I did a search on Trulia and found the listing I linked below. It is in a good area, i do not know how close the train is, but it should be near the W or N, the address is not disclosed.

Either way, NYC has a ton of safe neighborhoods, and a ton of properties under $500K, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens have these odd reputations that really crack me up. Especially since I was born and raised on the Upper East Side (for 23 years) - I believed them too. But after being in Brooklyn for the last 7 and really, intimately knowing the whole borough, I could not be happier. The food is great (way cheaper), the culture is still here, it is very safe, a ton of families and activities, Manhattan is 45 minutes by train and less than 30 by car. So, you really need to get out here and look around - you may be surprised how great and safe these boroughs are.

Check out Park Slope, Bay ridge, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Ft. greene, Clinton hill, Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, etc... that's a start.
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Sat Feb 6, 2010
Sonni Woodbury answered:
NYC is experiencing its lowest levels of crime in many years. As a Kensington resident, I feel the neighborhood is quite safe - I walk constantly, and there is a really nice family quality that is visible within the neighborhood. ... more
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Marsha Yarde answered:
This is a family-oriented neighborhood with many local neighborhood groups dedicated to keeping the areas safe.
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