When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
In accordance with fair housing laws, this is a question outside the expertise of a real estate agent. It would only be a matter of opinion. You can contact the local police about the neighborhood of interest to you, and they can give you factual information about the incidence of crimes in that neighborhood. The 18017 zip code covers a rather large geographical area.
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Mike, I have not been on Trulia for a bit so I did not see your question. Were you helped? If not go to my website at JoannaKilgannon.com and click on "About Lehigh Valley" down toward the center. Then click Academics at the top. This will give you information on all the School Districts. Good Luck and write back if you would like me to anwer any specific questions.