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While the online tools are new, neighborhood crime watches aren't. Rising burglary rates in the 1960s led to formalized neighborhood crime prevention and eventually to the formation of the National Neighborhood Watch in 1972. You probably know the logo — an ominous silhouette peering out between hat brim and upturned lapel. Since then, community crime prevention has grown alongside technology. Today, neighborhood safety resources leverage publicly available crime data and the power of crowdsourcing.

Whether you are looking to move, are in the process of moving, or are well-established in your cul-de-sac, tapping into neighborly resources can help you understand — and actively improve — local safety. The best online tools to monitor nearby crime combine civilian tips, news reports, and government data with up-to-date reports from local authorities.

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The best neighborhood safety tools for when you are:

... EXPLORING NEW NEIGHBORHOODS

You know relocating is on the horizon, but none of the specifics is nailed down. At this point, you're probably curious about the crime statistics for the various neighborhoods you're looking at, as well as all the other elements that go into a positive community experience: schools, weather, the neighbors themselves. All of the above will affect your quality of life as well as your home's resale value.

Real estate websites like Trulia include some of these highlights, but the following resources provide a better drill-down:

  • AreaVibes: The stated goal of AreaVibes is "to help you find the best places to live in America." AreaVibes grades cities and neighborhoods based on key metrics like amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing, and weather. Just search a state, city, neighborhood, or address to find how it scores on each metric (from A+ to F) which ladder up to a total Livability Score, from one to 100. With over 35000 cities and neighborhoods scored, AreaVibes allows you to compare the destinations on your list with nearby and national averages. The custom search function allows you to pinpoint the crimes that concern you most.
  • NeighborhoodScout: This neighborhood search engine is used by homeowners and real estate professionals looking to spot opportunities and assess risk. NeighborhoodScout's patented algorithms produce sophisticated safety and lifestyle profiles for neighborhoods and cities, making it a particularly great resource for those in the early stages of house hunting. Adjust your search to match your lifestyle and safety priorities. And if you find a great neighborhood, but the location ultimately doesn't work? NeighborhoodScout can point you to similarly profiled neighborhoods. Note that while most of the site is free to use, some reports require payment.
  • Reports: For a snapshot of any city, check out Moving.com's annually updated report, which combines crime statistics with demographics, school quality information, cost of living estimates, and climate data from all the top sources: the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor, the IRS, the FBI, the NOAA, and local police departments.

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The Neighborhood Season 4 Episode 3 Release Date

'The Neighborhood' season 4 episode 3 is slated to premiere on October 4, 2021, at 8 pm ET on CBS. The current season will air new half-hour episodes in the same timeslot every week on Mondays.

Where to Watch The Neighborhood Season 4 Episode 3 Online?

Cable users can enjoy 'The Neighborhood' season 4 episode 3 on TV by tuning in to CBS at the date and time mentioned above. You can also stream the new episode online with the help of CBS' official website or on Paramount+ sometime after its television broadcast. If you are a cord-cutter, you can catch the upcoming episode on any of the live TV streaming and VOD platforms such as DirecTV, YouTube TV, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, FuboTV, Amazon, Hulu Live TV, Spectrum, and Xfinity.

The Neighborhood Season 4 Episode 3 Spoilers

In the third episode titled 'Welcome To The Sister From Another Mister,' Gemma will invite Alexis to take up a teaching job at her school. However, Tina will be skeptical about the new teacher and her intentions. Meanwhile, Calvin will try to preserve the community baseball field, which is still as dear to him. It is the same place where he had given lessons to Malcolm.

The Neighborhood Season 4 Episode 2 Recap

The latest episode is titled 'Welcome to the Intervention.' It follows 'Crackhead Victor,' an addict who Calvin has known for a long time. However, after his tragic experiences in the war, Victor came back utterly defeated and lost. As a result, he has found solace in drugs. This disturbs both Calvin and Dave, who occasionally catch him vandalizing their property.

So they host an intervention for Victor, which initially does not go as planned. He discloses that he has nobody or nothing to even look

forward to, so his empty life finds its center whenever he is high. Dave narrates his own experiences as a war veteran, hoping to connect with him, while Calvin shows him a picture of him posing with a young Victor ready for prom. He even offers Victor a small job for starters which could open up an opportunity for the addict to recover.

Although reluctant at first, Victor finally agrees. Meanwhile, Calvin's son Martin is determined to woo Keisha, his long-time crush. He even begins to dress the way she likes and changes his personality to a 'bad boy,' hoping to impress her. Yet the entire process begins to tire him out, and so, he takes the exit realizing that he should never have forgotten his true identity.

How to watch 'The Neighborhood' without cable

If you're a cord-cutter or don't have cable, you can live stream 'The Neighborhood' on any one of the following streaming platforms:

Hulu Live TV (free trial; note: to get the free trial, click the Hulu logo in the top-left corner and choose the Hulu + Live TV package)

CBS All Access (free trial)

What channel is CBS?

You can use the channel finder on your provider's website to locate it: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish.

How to watch 'The Neighborhood' online on-demand

If you missed an episode of 'The Neighborhood' or want to binge watch previous seasons online, look for it on the following streaming platforms:

Hulu Live TV (free trial; note: to get the free trial, click the Hulu logo in the top-left corner and choose the Hulu + Live TV package)

CBS All Access (free trial)

What is 'The Neighborhood' about?

According to the official CBS website: 'The Neighborhood' stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Dave Johnson is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. Their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin's gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon; their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons could be good for the community; and their unemployed older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home.

Here's a look at a moment from 'The Neighborhood," courtesy of CBS' official YouTube channel:

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