08-18-2011 02:41 PM
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I will contact one of the local agents to see if they are able to answer this question for you.
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08-23-2011 05:13 PM
Tucson is much like other cities where you do have crime. If you have the opportunity check out this website to help in your search.
For more information on Tucson and our neighboring communities please contact me: Patrick Thurlow at 520-241-2427
08-24-2011 08:50 AM
Tucson is a beautiful community, but just like any other, we do have crime. Since I can't really address the areas where it occurs, I can refer you to the Tucson Police Department's website where you can look it up by zip code, address, etc. Then decide what area you want to focus on to purchase your home. For all your Real Estate needs in Tucson and surrounding areas, call me at 520 861 1841, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
08-24-2011 05:25 PM
Thank you for your interest in the Tucson Market. Like any major city we do have crime. You can easily research crime in different cities by checking out these websites. http://www.felonspy.com/search.html or http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police/stats
There are plenty of sites to search . We are from the East Coast Jersey area and have been here for 10 years. We absolutely love it. Little hot(but not as bad as Phoenix) Wonderful in the Winter.
If you need some detailed information contact me. Patrick Thurlow at 520-241-2427
09-10-2011 03:42 AM - edited 09-10-2011 03:44 AM
Unfortunately Tucson's close proximity to the Mexican border brings higher crime rates. Drug cartels have made it unadvisable to visit the beautiful beaches of Mexico ie. Rocky Point. Car theft especially pick up trucks are stolen and exported to Mexico at increased rates thus resulting in higher insurance premiums. I purchased a home here in a nice community Continental Ranch on the once desirable NW side. Due to numerous foreclosures, short sales and more specifically rental homes, crime in my neighborhood is at unprecedented levels. Illegals are inhabiting our homes establishing marijuana "drop houses", graffiti and vehicle break ins are now commonplace. In retrospect, I would personally look for homes in the state of Texas where values are affordable and cities like Austin, San Antonio and the Dallas area offer a much higher quality of life.
A "real" perspective from a 15 year resident and retired Officer of the USAF.
02-15-2013 08:38 AM
Another source to look for crime statistics is Http://www.pimasheriff.org. Tucson has a small town, clean new city feel to it. It has a University here so you get the college events going on. We have the Gem show concluding. The World Accenture golf tournament is coming up and Tiger Woods is going to be here. They put the ropes down so that the kids can get autographs from their heros. After that, the Rodeo is coming. Mexico is an hour away. Many go get prescriptions filled cheaper, visit the dentist, buy cool trinkets, and party. We have major medical center facilities as well as the non-traditional medicine followers. I didn't even mention the restaurants with their great food. You can lock your doors and never go out or you can embrace the community and enjoy all the events and the great people that give their all to make this a great place to live. I try to be safe and security-aware. I am also a veteran of the Air Force. I prefer to enjoy the sunshine and live my life to the max. If you're not sure if this is right for you, take a vacation and check it out for yourself.
02-15-2013 11:43 AM
Tend to disagree with this perspective. There are many great neighborhoods in the Continental Ranch Area. Area has picked up in sales and crime is not as prevalent as this retired officer would have you believe.