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How do you do check a neighborhood's crime rate?

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To check the crime rate for a specific neighborhood, use online services such as MyLocalCrime.com and NeighborhoodScout.com to look at the crime index and a list of recent crimes. These websites provide an option to select a neighborhood from a map or find it by searching directly.

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After the map loads on NeighborhoodScout.com, open the Crime Rates tab to view the neighborhoods for the selected area marked with different colors. Darker shades indicate safer neighborhoods. NeighborhoodScout.com also offers additional information for subscribed users, including violent and property crime rates with comparisons to city, state and national levels.

After typing an address in the search field on MyLocalCrime.com, the website displays a list that includes information about the types of crimes committed in that area. The given information includes the location as well as the time of time of each crime.

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