I would suggest moving to this area if, and only if you can afford to send your kid(s) to private school. The schools in all of PG County, not just Ft. Washington, are HORRIBLE!!!! And, regarding safety...I mean, the "boogie man" is everywhere, not just Ft. Washington.... more
I agree with my colleagues concerning our responsibility to not comment on whether the area is safe or not.
As you continue to look for a place to live, do your research and talk to those who already live there. Research alone and speaking to residents alone...is not enough. You really need to do both.
Don't let one person or one research stat be your only guide wherever you decide to live.
Fort Washington is one of my specialty areas. While I can not go into whether or not it is safe, there are some details I can provide you with that might be helpful in you learning more about the city and surrounding areas.