When you’re shopping for a new house, safety should be a top priority.
Before buying a property, do research to ensure the neighborhood is safe.
Check public records online for data on crime and police activity in the area where you might move.
Talk to residents for insider information you couldn’t learn any other way.
Neighborhood watch groups could be either a good or a bad sign. Ask members why the group was formed.
Drive through the neighborhood. If you see children playing and residents jogging or walking dogs, residents likely feel safe.
Use these methods to get the full picture of a neighborhood’s safety.