Myth Busted- Apartments Are Dangerous: Will I Be Safe?

Despite suspicions that apartments are dangerous, the facts indicate that apartments are safer than many of us believe.

Not only can statistics provide a bit of peace of mind, but other apartment safety features also ensure an added level of security for apartment tenants.

Safety Statistics of Apartments

While safety statistics vary from state and communities, many shed light on the security of apartments.

If you’re in the process of apartment hunting, compare neighborhood crime rates to determine which areas have a safer track record. Neighborhood Scout offers an insightful heat map and crime analytics to the public.

When it comes to burglaries, research shows that single-family homes are generally more attractive than apartments. Not only do houses provide more entry points, but they’re often more isolated from neighbors.

Metropolitan areas are also proven to be a bit safer when it comes to burglaries than in suburban areas.

Statistics show that homes with safety precautions are less of a target for burglaries. In fact, homes without a security system are 300 times more likely to be broken into.

Why Apartments Offer Safety 

Apartments often take significant preventative measures to deter criminals and protect you and your home.

Many buildings employ a doorman and security guards around the clock to monitor who enters and leaves the building.

Secured doors are another crucial aspect of apartment safety. Quality locks, as well as multiple locks, help to further reduce the risk of break-ins.

Many buildings have taken advantage of technology to improve safety. You can expect most buildings to use security cameras throughout the common areas, as well as alarm systems. 

Modern apartment residences frequently offer technology to remotely control your in-unit security system with your mobile device for an added sense of security.

LLCR Apartment Offerings for Safety

Many of the Luxury Living Chicago apartments are designed with resident’s safety in mind. 

Discover a couple of properties that offer practical safety features:

  • Milieu– 205 S Peoria St- This brand new building in the heart of West Loop provides a safe and convenient place to call home. Along with a 24/7 doorman, Milieu ensures limited access to elevators and security cameras throughout the common areas. 
  • Alta Roosevelt– 801 S Financial Place-  Alta provides a modern and secure spot to live in the South Loop neighborhood. The 24-hour doorman ensures controlled access, and the keyless smartphone entry allows residents to keep track of who is entering and leaving the property at any moment.

There are plenty of other luxury apartments throughout the Windy City that take advantage of unique safety measures. Connect with one of our experienced brokers to learn more or schedule a showing at one of our properties.

In the meantime, don’t let the myth that apartments are dangerous deter you from finding your dream rental unit.

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