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There are a few measures you can take and questions you can ask to help determine how safe a rental community is. When you visit the community you will be able to see if it is gated or not. Gated communities, and especially complex’s with an actual guard, will have reduced amounts of suspicious activities. Ask a leasing staff member if there is controlled access to the buildings and amenities. Also ask if there is a courtesy officer that works/lives on site. Typically communities for rent will have an actual police officer that lives on site patrol the area during certain nights. Finally, you can contact the local police department to obtain a crime report. Studying this information will help determine the problem areas in and around the complex for rent.