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Due Diligence for Charlotte NC Home Buyers--What About Crime?

Due Diligence for Charlotte NC Home Buyers—What About Crime?

What about the crime in this area or in this neighborhood? If you are a Charlotte NC home buyer, you may wish to investigate crime near your chosen property during the due diligence period of your contract. This post will help you understand where you can go to find this information and give you some links to get started.

Local Police Departments

Before you can find crime statistics in the Charlotte area, you need to understand how the police departments are organized. In Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department covers all of Charlotte and unincorporated Mecklenburg County. The Towns of Matthews and Mint Hill, each within Mecklenburg County, have their own police departments.

In Union County, the Union County Sheriff’s Department provides police protection for unincorporated areas of the county plus coverage in many of the small towns. Monroe, Stallings, and Waxhaw have their own police departments.

Once you’ve determined where your chosen property is located, you can identify who provides police service for it. Then you are ready to go online to see crime statistics. If you have specific concerns, you may also wish to contact law enforcement officers directly with your questions.

Crime Statistics Online

Here are links to crime reporting websites in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Union County Sheriff’s Department

Town of Matthews

Town of Mint Hill

Town of Stallings

Town of Waxhaw

Learn more about due diligence when purchasing a property in the Charlotte NC area.

Want to know more about buying and selling real estate in Charlotte NC? Visit www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com.

Copyright 2011. Carol Fox. Allen Tate Realtors. *Due Diligence for Charlotte NC Home Buyers—What About Crime?*

Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 9:38 AM by Carol Fox

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