I usually recommend http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/crime/ to check out the crime statistics of an area. Of course you can always call the local police or sheriff's office to ask about a specific neighborhood. They're usually very happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
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As real estate agents in the state of Florida, we really aren't in a position to comment on the crime in any particular area. However, you can conduct your own search by going to the following website for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
There you'll find statistics for any type of crime, anywhere in the state. You can also do a search of sex offenders by location.
By the way, the FDLE home page mentions that Florida is currently experiencing the lowest crime rate in 41 years.
I hope you find this helpful. Good luck in your property search.