Even though this information is public, the Fair Housing Act prohibits your realtor from talking about the crime rate. Crime statistics could be interpreted as references to race so most realtors will wisely choose to direct purchasers to reach their own conclusions. Consider using a site like those below to discern whether your future home purchase is in an area with low crime rates.
If able, do your own due diligence. Drive through the neighborhood on various days and at various times to get a feel for the area.
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