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Old 04-25-2018, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque , NM
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I'm looking at Cedar Hill , Duncanville and Southwest Arlington to purchase home . I'm Retired so I have no place to be at 9am -5pm . My concern in the crime in these areas. Is anyone from these areas that might chime in . Is their a good police presence in these suburban neighborhoods ? Do police responded to burglarized home alarms and does 911 answer ? Is there emergency vehicles like an ambulance that will respond with in 20-30 minutes or sooner ? I know my questions are kind of on the extreme side, but I'm coming from a very high crime city. This is my main reason to move.


I'm living in Albuquerque NM where crime is on the rise the last 4 years . So far in the last year it has been the worst. I don't think I want to get used to this which seems to the norm all around the entire city now. The Albuquerque Police don't response to Burglarized home alarms anymore either. local police are few. To give a real example my home has been burglarized 2 times, car stolen, storage units I rent broken into all with in the last 5 months. now I'm finding homeless \ drug attics sleeping behind my garage; they almost burned it down. So now every morning I escort my wife out the drive way with my firearm on my side, this has become a regular practice. I live in a neighborhood that is kind of upscale 400K - 1.2 million dollars homes,very nice. Most homes in my neighborhood have been burglarized there also has been a few violent crimes be reported well. Car jackings' and muggings are a very common everyday occurrence in Albuquerque. Despite what the local news station report Albuquerque is a very high crime city. I don't mean to beat down Albuquerque but , I don't want to move from one crime mecca to another either. The only suburban area's near Albuquerque area is Rio Ranch and Los Lunas which are towns also experiencing the same. Time to Move.


I looked at the FBI and the local City-Data information on here and nothing really seems to be that bad in the Cedar Hill , Duncanville and Southwest Arlington areas . Anyone live in these areas that can give me some real insight.

My reason for the south side is avoiding all the traffic, I used to do lots of business in DFW area in the 90's and early 2000's; I'm sure traffic is ten-fold now.

Thanks for your time.

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Old 04-25-2018, 05:32 AM
 
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Safe areas. Just have common sense to avoid maybe being a victim of property crime or petty theft
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Safe areas. Just have common sense to avoid maybe being a victim of property crime or petty theft
This.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque , NM
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Safe areas. Just have common sense to avoid maybe being a victim of property crime or petty theft

I understand what your saying. and I have done everything to prevent from being a victim. I just don't know what else can be done that I have not done already ? I have bars on my down stairs windows.

The neighbors and I have also hired private police to patrol the neighborhood to make it more safe. They are former police officers. So far they have caught a few burglars , but the criminals are let out the very next day to steal again. ( NM biggest problem is letting criminals get out of jail the next day under a new score system. They don't even have to post bail anymore. Bail companies are out of business here in New Mexico. ) Another reason why I'm moving. As I said before the police don't respond. They even told me they wont respond unless someone is hurt or if their was violent crime. But they do send a tech to write a report.

Want to know what people like me are dealing with here in Albuquerque. How they broken into my house first time? They smashed a big sealed pain window out 8 ft x 6 feet in front of the house facing the street. Alarms go off police never show up. Seconded time they brought a 20 foot ladder to gain entry on the 2nd floor the thieves could not get though the first window then tried a larger window out front facing the street again alarm goes off camera takes a photo. They left the ladder and went out the front door.

Another neighbor had their front door ripped out with a cable attached to a pick up truck then the criminal ripped out the power meter from the house the same way so the alarm would not go off. Still went off with battery back up. And yet another neighbor had her guard dogs drugged and she was assaulted as well. A few other neighbors have had the bars on there windows cut or bent with a blow torch. The burglars would use a jack to pry the bars apart to gain entry after they were hot enough. Some have had a hole cut in their roof to gain entry.

How do you prevent forced entry like that ? Signs on the lawn don't help, LoL Thieves know the police will not respond here.

I found my wife SUV that's was stole called the police was told I would be charged for tampering with evidence if I took it. I did get my wives SUV back myself anyway.

Their is about 80 officers on the street of Albuquerque for any one shift. trying to cover 700K people. Its a joke . On top of all that the police department is under investigation by the department of justice.


I'm trying to find out if the police respond to burglaries alarms. That is my main concern.

The FBI crime Scores cities Dallas is 48 on the FBI crime index . Albuquerque is 69 on the same index. I cant find a break down on how this is complied though does anyone know how this is broke down.
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:23 PM
 
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Best advice I can give is don’t leave your door open and your car unlocked.

I’ve spent a ton of time in ABQ. The areas you’re talking about aren’t even in the same remote ballpark crime-wise. There’s just not the meth problem here that there is there. Also, I think it might be due to never knowing which house doesn’t have a gun (as opposed to which one does).

Police will respond to your alarm. You likely won’t even need it.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque , NM
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Best advice I can give is don’t leave your door open and your car unlocked.

I’ve spent a ton of time in ABQ. The areas you’re talking about aren’t even in the same remote ballpark crime-wise. There’s just not the meth problem here that there is there. Also, I think it might be due to never knowing which house doesn’t have a gun (as opposed to which one does).

Police will respond to your alarm. You likely won’t even need it.
Thanks for your response. That's good to know about those areas; also that the police respond to calls. After the neighbors and I hired are own armed police patrol. we all decided it time to leave ; A few have already moved to Ft Worth , Houston ,Austin. Arizona . You are so correct on the meth problem here; its driving crime like no one has ever seen.

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Old 04-26-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I'm looking at Cedar Hill , Duncanville and Southwest Arlington to purchase home . I'm Retired so I have no place to be at 9am -5pm . My concern in the crime in these areas. Is anyone from these areas that might chime in . Is their a good police presence in these suburban neighborhoods ? Do police responded to burglarized home alarms and does 911 answer ? Is there emergency vehicles like an ambulance that will respond with in 20-30 minutes or sooner ? I know my questions are kind of on the extreme side, but I'm coming from a very high crime city. This is my main reason to move.


I'm living in Albuquerque NM where crime is on the rise the last 4 years . So far in the last year it has been the worst. I don't think I want to get used to this which seems to the norm all around the entire city now. The Albuquerque Police don't response to Burglarized home alarms anymore either. local police are few. To give a real example my home has been burglarized 2 times, car stolen, storage units I rent broken into all with in the last 5 months. now I'm finding homeless \ drug attics sleeping behind my garage; they almost burned it down. So now every morning I escort my wife out the drive way with my firearm on my side, this has become a regular practice. I live in a neighborhood that is kind of upscale 400K - 1.2 million dollars homes,very nice. Most homes in my neighborhood have been burglarized there also has been a few violent crimes be reported well. Car jackings' and muggings are a very common everyday occurrence in Albuquerque. Despite what the local news station report Albuquerque is a very high crime city. I don't mean to beat down Albuquerque but , I don't want to move from one crime mecca to another either. The only suburban area's near Albuquerque area is Rio Ranch and Los Lunas which are towns also experiencing the same. Time to Move.


I looked at the FBI and the local City-Data information on here and nothing really seems to be that bad in the Cedar Hill , Duncanville and Southwest Arlington areas . Anyone live in these areas that can give me some real insight.

My reason for the south side is avoiding all the traffic, I used to do lots of business in DFW area in the 90's and early 2000's; I'm sure traffic is ten-fold now.

Thanks for your time.
Here’s the real question, if you’re retired, why DFW? There’s plenty of other great, safer small towns throughout Texas that you could move to. Hell you could even move a little further outside DFW and find better areas than those.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm looking at Cedar Hill , Duncanville and Southwest Arlington to purchase home . I'm Retired so I have no place to be at 9am -5pm . My concern in the crime in these areas. Is anyone from these areas that might chime in . Is their a good police presence in these suburban neighborhoods ? Do police responded to burglarized home alarms and does 911 answer ? Is there emergency vehicles like an ambulance that will respond with in 20-30 minutes or sooner ? I know my questions are kind of on the extreme side, but I'm coming from a very high crime city. This is my main reason to move.


I'm living in Albuquerque NM where crime is on the rise the last 4 years . So far in the last year it has been the worst. I don't think I want to get used to this which seems to the norm all around the entire city now. The Albuquerque Police don't response to Burglarized home alarms anymore either. local police are few. To give a real example my home has been burglarized 2 times, car stolen, storage units I rent broken into all with in the last 5 months. now I'm finding homeless \ drug attics sleeping behind my garage; they almost burned it down. So now every morning I escort my wife out the drive way with my firearm on my side, this has become a regular practice. I live in a neighborhood that is kind of upscale 400K - 1.2 million dollars homes,very nice. Most homes in my neighborhood have been burglarized there also has been a few violent crimes be reported well. Car jackings' and muggings are a very common everyday occurrence in Albuquerque. Despite what the local news station report Albuquerque is a very high crime city. I don't mean to beat down Albuquerque but , I don't want to move from one crime mecca to another either. The only suburban area's near Albuquerque area is Rio Ranch and Los Lunas which are towns also experiencing the same. Time to Move.


I looked at the FBI and the local City-Data information on here and nothing really seems to be that bad in the Cedar Hill , Duncanville and Southwest Arlington areas . Anyone live in these areas that can give me some real insight.

My reason for the south side is avoiding all the traffic, I used to do lots of business in DFW area in the 90's and early 2000's; I'm sure traffic is ten-fold now.

Thanks for your time.

I can't think of one area of these suburbs where this would be a necessity. Come to think of it, I don't think there's any place in the metroplex where this would be needed. Anyone?
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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Move to my neighborhood in Cedar Hill. It’s called Waterford Oaks East. You won’t need bars or escorting the wife to the car with a gun. Lots of retirees on my block too including me. Come on in and we’ll do the Cracker Barrel breakfast together. I’m buying as a welcome. On homes you can spend from 200000 to 375000 depending on what’s available. There are a couple of nice ones on Oak Creek Drive.

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Old 04-26-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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I can't think of one area of these suburbs where this would be a necessity. Come to think of it, I don't think there's any place in the metroplex where this would be needed. Anyone?
Negative, good sir. I think this is an important perspective for posters on this board. Your definition of “high crime” can be seriously skewed if all you do is look at statistics without the anecdotal. Many cities have far more “stranger danger” than anything in Texas. Remarkably, much of the violent crime here is confined to persons known to the victim.
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