You want to live in a neighborhood where you and your family will feel safe and secure. It’s one of the top considerations for people in the house-hunting process. Crime statistics can tell you a lot about a neighborhood, and tell you the story of the potential risks that area encompasses. Violent Crimes The worst crimes in any area are of course violent crimes. While a violent crime can occur in any area, those with a higher rate of murders, rapes, assaults, and other violent crimes are the ones most buyers want to avoid. These statistics are the scariest because the threat of a violent crime against you or your family is one of the most serious. It’s important to remember when looking at statistics that many violent crimes happen within families and are often not random acts of strangers. However, any area with a higher than normal rate of such crimes is one you will want to avoid. Property Crimes This common category of crime includes such things as vandalism, theft, and other property damage. These crimes, like violent ones, can occur in any neighborhood, but there are some areas that carry a much higher risk. The statistics can […]
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