Understanding Crime Statistics

When choosing a new place to live, people are often concerned about safety. They will often want to know if a certain address is in a "safe" neighborhood and a "good place to live," based upon the level of crime in the neighborhood.

There are problems with using crime data alone to judge if a certain address is a good place to live.

Please consider the following:

What feels "safe" is different for each person. It's important to trust your instincts. Instead of relying on numbers of crimes reported, we suggest you do the following to determine if your new home will feel safe for you:

Last updated Oct 10, 2018



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