this is a great service that helps you steer clear of tradition broker tactics by offering a transparent website and a flat fee for their service.
much like we are doing on the buy-side :)
Why not ask the U itself? They might not publish the crime information, or steer students towards specific neighborhoods publicly, but they might provide you w/ an inside scoop on the safety / crime situation.
And I suppose it's only fair, for example, a neighborhood that I might consider safe, you might not.
I don't know a single agent that will ever answer the safety question. We avoid it like the plague by always answering "Call the local Police Station".... So, in true agent form.... Judi, you need to call the local police station, let them know your situation, and ask them about crime rates for the area.