One of the biggest challenges for people relocating to a new area is selecting a safe area to live. Since real estate agents are bound by fair housing laws and are taught to carefully protect themselves from lawsuits, they are typically reluctant to offer recommendations of neighborhoods based on safety.
Instead, agents are encouraged to refer their clients to the local police department for answers about the safety of a community.
When my clients express concerns about safety or community demographics, I also suggest that they talk to neighbors and visit nearby grocery stores so they can make an informed decision on how they feel about an area for themselves.
Still, understanding differences among communities in rates of property crimes & crimes against people is important information buyers need before making a decision about a home purchase.
Crime Rates for Popular St. Louis County Municipalities:
See my Market Report pages for housing market reports on the above communities.
Information on St. Louis County cities & towns not listed above, plus detailed demographic information on all St. Louis County municipalities is available at city-data.com.