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Crime & Safety in Chicago : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your best source of information regarding safety is the local police department, why not call/visit and ask all your questions, hear all the information firsthand, including safety tips that can come in handy anywhere world. ... more
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Matt Bukovy answered:
Lady G,

The Chicago Police Department does post its crime statistics, but does not do so by zip code, by by Police Beats.

Go to to find out your beat, then search statistics.

Good luck,

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Thu Oct 1, 2009
Patrick Thies answered:
Looks like the last few listings in that building were canceled. Maybe it's there's a for sale by owner in the building.
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Jeffrey Kropp answered:
Everyone has a different opinion, but all you need to do is go on for crime info.
Type in an address and you will learn a lot...

Good luck!
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Thu May 28, 2009
Jeremy answered:
To further clarify, those crime stats are in the last 90 days. There isn't trending data I can get from CPD to know if its stagnant or on the decline.
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Mon May 20, 2013
Vassi Saviano answered:
Soheila, you should personally visit the area and make your own conclusions on how you feel about the area. You may want to visit the police department and ask questions. There are various sources on the net that can also help you to evaluate what you are looking for, including sources on my site. Good Luck. ... more
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
Christopher Thomas answered:
Dear Murthy,

This property is about a 10 minute walk from the main U of C campus. Or about a 3 minute drive or bike ride.
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Tue Nov 25, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
Christina you should contact the school direct at (773) 535-5430. it is unlikely they will answer your question from this site. You may also want to contact the school board or city government and get them involved. ... more
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Sun Apr 19, 2009
Deana Truppa answered:
Hi Jose,

Are you local? Drive by the location, check it out.

I found one development, priced at 299k. But I might be wrong on the search.

Good Luck,
Deana Truppa
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Eric Marcus answered:
I don't know af any statistics on this. My clients with garden units have never had safety issues but I know safety is a general concern of garden owners. I highly suggest purchasing an alarm system with a monitoring service just to be on the safe side.

If you ever want to check out crime statistics for an area go to They have stats block by block.
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Eric Marcus answered:
There are many things to consider whenever you are purchasing a home. Neighborhood location, the actual location of the property and the location of the unit on the property are all considerations and all affect value.

I think its always great to live near the blue line. Bucktown developed in the 90s because people were looking to an alternative to Lincoln Park/Lakeview to have access to the highways and the airport. Logan Square is the natural extension of that development now that Wicker Park is getting quite pricey.

As far as safety, agents are not supposed to make judgements about safety. What you can do is go to and search by address. It can be a little scary to see what goes on in your new neighborhood. Before you get to upset about it, check your current address and you may be suprised to find out what's going on where you live now.

I am bullish on Logan Square - I think that 10 years from now people will look back and say they should have bought in Logan Square when.....

If you are not already working with another agent, please feel free to call me at 773-244-1110 if you have any other questions. Best of luck!
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Thu May 24, 2012
Ken Dooley answered:

Here's another website you can visit
Enter a Zip code or specific adddress and you'll get a lot of good information about a neighborhood both good and bad.
Good luck, Ken.
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Thu May 8, 2008
Robert Darrow answered:
Hi Becki,

It may be difficult to find a real estate agent who will be able to answer your question directly. Discussing crime statistics and offering information that might be considered opinion rather than cut and dry facts could get an agent in trouble for violating their License Laws.

You can probably find the stats your looking for by doing some well worded Google searches.

Some of the stats your are looking for are also available on the City of Chicago website and the Chicago Police Department websites.

Good luck locating the info you are searching for!
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Mon Jul 30, 2007
Joe Zekas answered:
Safety in Austin varies with the location. It's less of an issue in areas like the part of the Austin Historic District north of Lake, more of an issue in other parts.

Austin is not gentrifying in any big hurry. That said, you have some relative housing bargains, some solid old buildings, and good access to public transportation. If you're comfortable with the area and plan to be there for a while, it can be a good choice.

It's hard to predict anything over a 2-4 year period, except that Chicago neighborhoods never change as rapidly as people predict they will.
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