How Safe is the Neighborhood You Live in?

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Neighborhood safety is becoming a higher priority for homebuyers. launches Crime and Safety resource in response to public concerns.

Real Estate website announces the launch of a "Crime and Safety " resource on their website, providing buyers with all the information they need on violent crimes (including murders, forcible rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults) and property crimes (including burglaries, larceny thefts, motor vehicle thefts and arsons) by city and by state.

There's a growing trend among homebuyers -- an increased interest in neighborhood security. While house size, location and community amenities all are important, neighborhood security is quickly climbing to the top of the list.

Crime rate is a useful statistic for many purposes, such as evaluating the effectiveness of crime prevention measures or the relative safety of a particular city or neighborhood. "Crime rates are based on local crime statistics from the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department," says VP of Marketing Julia Foster. "We reveal the safety from crime for every community in America, and show you how each community compares to other communities nationwide, so you can make good decisions for you and your family."

Violence is a concern because many lower-priced homes that an average first-time buyer can easily afford to buy are located in or near crime-ridden neighborhoods. The evening news and daily newspapers report on a multitude of crimes every day and dwell on the sensational ones.

Crime remains a consistent and legitimate concern for home buyers because it has implications for personal safety as well as resale values.

About is a real estate website listing about 2 million homes for sale. delivers the most seamless home search experience possible to consumers, while at the same time providing the best access to property information online. Find foreclosure listings on Fizber.

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