Is this neighborhood safe?
We get this question a lot.
And unfortunately, it’s one we’re not allowed to answer due to fair housing laws. Nor can we answer questions about the predominant race, ethnicity, or religion of any given neighborhood.
What we can tell you about are the houses, schools, shopping, and how close the home or neighborhood you are looking at is to work or the beach.
So how do you find out if a neighborhood is safe (and by “safe” I mean there is less crime there than in other neighborhoods).
In St. Augustine and St. Johns county you want to direct your inquiries to the folks that know best, and that would be local law enforcement.
In St. Augustine proper that would be: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/SAPD/
In St. Augustine Beach proper that would be: http://www.staugbch.com/departments/police/pd.htm
Everyplace else in St. Johns County that would be the Sheriff’s Office at: http://www.sjso.org/
For finding out about sexual predators you want to go to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/