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Avoid apartments on the top floor, especially those accessible from the roof by a fire escape. They are most likely to be burglarized.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator

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TS - 2009-05-23
This is counter-intuitive. Burglars go for the path of least resistance and that is street level.

Dylan Kinney - 2009-05-13
That might be true in NYC, but it's not universally true. In Nashville, where most apartment buildings are 2-3 stories tall, the ground floor apartments are the most often burglarized, since the burglar can easily exit. The chances of getting burglarized increase even more if your apartment faces away from the parking lot (or other high visibility areas).