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With the economy suffering, many folks are on the move right now, be it due to foreclosures, the pursuit of cheap real estate, or layoffs. Difficult economic times notwithstanding, though, a lot has changed since the Joads loaded up their wagon and struck out for the West. On the one hand, cities and towns can be a lot more dangerous than they were back then -- or a lot safer.

But how do you really know what the deal is with your prospective new home? Luckily, the Web now offers a multitude of resources -- essentially, online crime blotters -- that let you get the skinny on the safety situation in towns, cities, and neighborhoods across the globe. To help you determine whether that new place you fancy is safe or sketchy, take a look at our picks....

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