You need to investigate the area and draw your own conclusion. This is a very opinionated question and as they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You need to do research on crime statistics and schools (do that on Google).
You should also spend some time in the area and check out the "lay of the land" so to speak. You should do that in the daytime, nighttime, late at night and on the weekend if possible. If you are that unsure or concerned about it, invest the extra time to make sure you do not make a mistake.
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Of course checking out statistics directly with the police department is always good.
as any safety issues I strongly agree with my co-realtor Anna: do check out the websites she gave
you, and visit the area daytime and evening. Go to the local school and talk to the parents. Good