A good resource to go to is http://www.crimereports.com
to check out a specific address. You can set th date range and it will inform you of all activity in a certain radius as well. You can always call the local police department to get their opinion on the area as well. I took a client to that home yesterday and it is in a well-established area.
Let me know if you would like any additional information.
J. Rockcliff Realtors