Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
I refer folks to the local police website where they can find crime statistics. It's always a good idea, too, to walk the area in which you're thinking of buying, talking to neighbors if possible. It's also a good idea to talk to the local police directly to get a better sense of the statistics.
Rich Bennett - 415.305.4911 cell
Zephyr Real Estate
2500 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Announced yesterday, Trulia launched crime maps in 50 metros. They are actually aggregating currently available crime statistics from multiple partners like CrimeReports.com, EveryBlock.com and SpotCrime.com. The most interesting part of this is users can add their own insights using Facebook's Social Comments plug-in.
You can get there via: http://www.trulia.com/crime/#
Also, to Lance's and Anna's point, see: http://www.trulia.com/voices/Home_Buying/I_m_looking_at_a_ho
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker