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(HOUSTON) — Moving can be stressful enough without worrying about crime in your new neighborhood, but that’s a reality for many. We want to live where it’s safe, but how do we know if it’s safe?

Apartment complexes offer plenty of potential targets for criminals, so when you decide to move to a new apartment you need to do your homework to protect yourself and your family.

The Friendswood Police Department has a few tips to help you:

Visit the complex after dark.

Most people shop for an apartment during the day when the tenants are at work and the leasing office is open, but you should go back in the evening. Are there people loitering? What are the neighbors like? This is usually the best time to see the complex in action, police tell us.

“Everybody is home from work; kids are back out of school, so that’s the best time to see what’s going on in your new home,” Lisa Price with the Friendswood Police Department said.

Talk to the residents.

If you see residents at the laundry room or the mailboxes, ask them about the complex.

“That’s definitely the best way,” Price said. “You’re going to get better feedback from those people than you are probably from the leasing agent.”

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