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Old 04-08-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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We are looking for an apartment in the Southend/Dilworth area. So far our top choice is Circle at Southend, but I've used CMPD Crime search site (http://maps.cmpdweb.org/cmpdnet/quickSearch.aspx (broken link)) and there have been 8 rapes (and a lot of less serious crimes) since January 1st, 2008 in a .5 mile radius around the address. Is this due to its close proximity to Amos' and Uptown Cabaret?

Does anyone have any experience with this apartment complex? It is fairly new, so I can't find anything on Google.

Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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.5 mile radius is a huge radius when looking at an urban area. So, that can be misleading.The 1000 feet radius is probably more telling in such a dense area. That would probably include the entire south side of uptown and parts of Wilmore/Wesley Heights. You can look on the actual map which will pinpoint where exactly those happened. That would be more accurate. I can't remember hearing of any random rapes of people walking home or anything in that area.

I have always gotten an eery feeling walking South End after dark, though. The lighting is terrible and unless there is an art crawl or some other event going on, it's fairly deserted.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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.5 mile radius is a huge radius when looking at an urban area. So, that can be misleading.The 1000 feet radius is probably more telling in such a dense area. That would probably include the entire south side of uptown and parts of Wilmore/Wesley Heights. You can look on the actual map which will pinpoint where exactly those happened. That would be more accurate. I can't remember hearing of any random rapes of people walking home or anything in that area.

I have always gotten an eery feeling walking South End after dark, though. The lighting is terrible and unless there is an art crawl or some other event going on, it's fairly deserted.
That's true. With the 1000 miles radius, it's 4 incidents of rape since 1/1/08. This would still include Amos' in that radius(maybe underage incidents there aka statutory rape instead of actual mugging rape?), as well as Strawn Apartments across the street(where the largest blue dot is). From my understanding, Strawn is for the elderly and disabled?

The building seems pretty secure (gated parking deck, entrance, etc), and there is a police officer that lives there that parks his car near the entrance. Walking around during the day, it seems really safe, but it's nice to find out more before signing a year long lease.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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My personal thought is that the Southend is still very transitional. You have some sketchy areas just a few blocks away and across the train tracks. I think any trendy/urban area has the same problems so its a trade off. Live out in a quiet suburb with no crime but nothing to do, or take the risk and live someplace fun.

The Circle at Southend seems to be in a okay part of Southend so its no worse than any other part of Southend.
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