5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Family Home and Community
Check Out Safety and Security
Safety is another important factor in appraising a community. How many crossing guards are on duty before and after school? What are the posted speed limits on the streets children travel the most?
A good gauge of security is the police log printed in most local newspapers. Just about every community has a weekly or daily newspaper that publishes lists of criminal activity, including rowdy parties, break-ins, drunken driving, and violent crime.
The state office of public safety should have statistics on file that include both the crimes committed in various communities and the percentage of increase or decrease from previous years. This information is available to the public by telephoned request.
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