There are many things to consider when purchasing a new property. New families look for space for their growing brood, proximity to work and play, or maybe those kiddos are moving on and downsizing is in order. No matter the reason for moving one underlying consideration that weighs on everyone’s decision is safety. Area crime rates play a huge role in the safety of a neighborhood and the values of real estate in those neighborhoods.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a real-life Batman keeping the streets safe so we need to be vigilant ourselves. If you’re considering a move or would just like to keep tabs on what’s happening in your neck of the woods, check out RaidsOnline.com, HomeFacts.com or City-Data.com. If you’re a data hound, you’ll love the details and if you’re just curious about burglary rates or whether any sex offenders are living in your potential neighborhood, you’ll find it there.