Tuesday, September 27, 2011

High-Priced Neighborhoods Less Safe for Property Crime, Report Says

High-Priced Neighborhoods Less Safe for Property Crime, Report Says

September 27, 2011 6:41am | By Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo News Editor

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DNAinfo.com's Crime & Safety report revealed some unexpected findings. (DNAinfo.com)

MANHATTAN — Affluent areas of Manhattan can make valuable targets for property crimes, new crime and safety data reveal.

While several of Manhattan’s highest priced neighborhoods — the Upper East Side, Midtown East (which includes Sutton Place and Turtle Bay) and Downtown (which includes TriBeCa and SoHo) — ranked within the top five safest Manhattan neighborhoods in terms of violent crimes, they didn’t fare as well in terms of safety for property crimes, according to a new report from DNAinfo.

Meanwhile, some neighborhoods that tend to have lower real estate values and were among the five least safe neighborhoods for violent crimes — West Harlem (which includes Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill) and East Harlem — were among the top five safest for property crimes, according toDNAinfo’s Crime & Safety Report

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110927/upper-east-side/east-west-harlem-safer-for-property-crime-than-ues-soho?utm_content=blackcotton212%40gmail.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=High-Priced%20Neighborhoods%20Less%20Safe%20for%20Property%20Crime%2C%2E%2E%2E&utm_campaign=School%20Principal%20Fights%20Bar%20Over%20%27No%20Pants%27%20Promotioncontent#ixzz1ZC9GJSb5

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