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Old 12-08-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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I'm planning on moving to Lilburn, but I noticed that it has a very high property crime rate. On one statistic site it stated in Lilburn you have a 1/15 chance of being a victim of a proprty crime while in the state of Georgia its 1/29. Why is this number so high for a relatively small town? Is Lilburn unsafe?
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've noticed the same thing. Having grown up there I watch it carefully. It is a problem.

It has much to do with aging rental properties to the north end of the city that are no longer holding their value. The rest of the community is relatively safe and things are the same as it has been for a long time.

I do want to spot out one thing. There are a wide range of websites reporting various statistics. I just want to spot out that most only show statistics for the city limits. Lilburn is a town of 12,000 people. The lilburn area zip code has 60,000 and this does not include some people in a lawrenceville and Norcross zip code that hugs Lilburn's borders.

Most of the unincorporated areas are very quiet and low-crime and would drastically decrease the crime rate. In other words some of this is a byproduct of smaller boundaries and the city is where the local apartments and retail areas are and the safest areas nearby are not in the city at all.

To make two quick points:
City-data's crime page
http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime...n-Georgia.html

This shows what you have seen, it is property crime and theft that are boosting Lilburn's crime rate. However, they are clearly looking only at the city proper and not areas around it where most live.

This website shows the larger trend to look at:
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It is confusing in that it has city only statistics, but the map above is color coding census tracts that overlap with the whole zip code. It really shows there the problem area is and its really the north side of the city. The unincorporated area has very low crime.

Locally, most have a very negative view of that northern area and the apartments and duplexes there. I'd be far more likely to rent closer intown or further out of town in exurban areas. However, the homes to the south in the Parkview district are great places to be and are fairly safe. The real thing is where you're planning on moving.

Last edited by Yac; 12-11-2014 at 06:54 AM..
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:01 PM
 
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Stay south/east of Arcado and you'll be fine with regard to crime. Absolutely stay south of 29!!! However, the area is slowly declining. Parkview is an okay school now but largely lives off its old reputation years ago. It will only get worst and eventually be like the DeKalb schools or Meadowcreek/Berkmar to its west. I would say okay for a stop for a few years but Lilburn is not a good stop for lifelong investment unless you would be okay living in places like South Stone Mountain.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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Stay south/east of Arcado and you'll be fine with regard to crime. Absolutely stay south of 29!!! However, the area is slowly declining. Parkview is an okay school now but largely lives off its old reputation years ago. It will only get worst and eventually be like the DeKalb schools or Meadowcreek/Berkmar to its west. I would say okay for a stop for a few years but Lilburn is not a good stop for lifelong investment unless you would be okay living in places like South Stone Mountain.



The Parkview area is not going "down." Please do not spread misinformation. The area is still very sought-after...and this is evident by the number of high-end infill neighborhoods springing up throughout the district. Parkview High is also still highly-ranked.




Moreover, Parkview offers the best location for those that work in the Emory/CDC/North Decatur area and want to live in an area that is extremely family-oriented with large upper-middle/middle class homes, decent-sized yards, great schools, suburban safety, and suburban amenities.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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Lilburn is still safe overall. As aries4118 pointed out, the Parkview cluster is still one of the most sought-after areas in that part of Gwinnett County. Most of Lilburn, especially the unincorporated areas with Lilburn addresses, is pretty quiet for the most part. The negative stats are driven by areas that I presume you more than likely would not live, work, or play in.
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