Crime statistics and quality life

Many new home owners examine the crime rate in order to determine which neighborhoods will bring them a good quality of life. Neighborhoods and cities with low crime rates seem to be associated with higher desirability for prospective new residents. To what degree are crime statistics an accurate measuring rod for one’s quality of life? What makes a neighborhood a “good neighborhood”? Is it all about crime rate, or are there other factors one should consider when looking for a new home? Explain

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