That's a question, I'm sure, that is on a lot of peoples' minds. Although it's difficult to predict if anywhere is going to be perfectly safe, there are a few things that you can do to help reduce the likelihood that your new apartment in Melbourne will be in a community where crime is likely to occur often. Keep these tips in mind when looking around in Melbourne for your safe apartment. First, I would use our easy apartment search guide tool on Sunstateapartments.com to break down your choice of new apartment in Melbourne into a few options by choosing apartment communities and units with crime prevention amenities such as: gated access, courtesy patrol, and alarm systems. You can do this by first clicking “Search Now” and then down on the left-hand side you'll see the different criteria. Go to the section that says “Community Amenities” and you'll see there are options such as gated community, controlled access, and courtesy patrol. Also, go to the section that says “Apartment Amenities” and find alarm system. Just click on the dot under “Yes” and the site will automatically limit the options to the apartments in Melbourne with any all of those crime-reducing amenities. Through this apartment search guide you can also search for other criteria that you are looking for like rental rates, number of bedrooms, if it's pet-friendly, or other amenities that you'd like in your new safe apartment in Melbourne. If you're the type of renter that would prefer to live close-by to a police department to feel safe, there's an easy answer for that too. Just use the easy apartment search guide on Sunstateapartments.com and click “Search Now”. Go down on the left where it says “Distance from my location” and put in the police department's address. Once you do that, use the bar just underneath and move it to the desired mileage away from that location. After you do that, our website will provide you with the apartments in Melbourne that are within that mileage from the desired police department. Another way to find out if an apartment community in Melbourne will be safe is to contact the local law enforcement agency and inquire as to what the crime statistics are for that area. The police department contains records of arrests as well as suspicious incidents and their knowledge will be incredibly beneficial when choosing the best area for your safe apartment in Melbourne. Finally, something as simple as driving through the neighborhood yourself, during both day and night, will give you a good idea if this is going to be the right neighborhood for you and your lifestyle. It will also cut down on any surprises you might have that you wouldn't have known had you not gone and looked for yourself.
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