I live very close to the area myself and would say it is a very safe area. I would agree with the other respondents that you should contact the local Maui PD and ask about the area. It is a small country town where everyone knows everyone so there is definitely a great sense of community. I would consider it much safer than most metropolitan areas.
If you would like any additional information about the area please feel free to contact me anytime.
Patrick Franta R(S)