Friday, December 20, 2013

Home Buyer Tips: The mythological crime free neighborhood...

Home Buyer Tips:  The mythological crime free neighborhood...

Unfortunately there are few, if any, areas where crime does not make an appearance at one time or another.  Sociologists, psychologists, politicians and others make a living trying to explain the reason crime exists.   I will leave that to the "experts."

As a real estate agent who works with many buyers moving to Brevard County, Florida (many from out of state) I sometimes am asked about which areas are “safer” to live in.

Sometimes the question is a simple "Is this neighborhood safe?"  Sometimes they are looking for facts like the crime rate for a particular area.

As a real estate agent I will never tell you if an area is safe.   I will always refer you to the local expert for an answer - local law enforcement.   Still, in my opinion, to believe any area is or will always be crime free is to believe in the tooth fairy.

Here are links to Brevard County, Florida law enforcement agencies.  If you have a question, give them a call!

Brevard County Florida Sheriff's Office
FDLE Sexual Offenders and Predators Database
Rockledge Florida Police Department
Melbourne Florida Police Department
Palm Bay Florida Police Department
Titusville Police Department
Satellite Beach Florida Police Department
Cocoa Florida Police Department
Cocoa Beach Florida Police Department
West Melbourne Florida Police Department

And for the answer to the crime rates, here is a summary of Brevard County Florida crime statistics provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the period of January - June 2013. 

Moving to Brevard County, Florida? Call me at 321-693-3850 if I can assist is any way!

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