I assume you're out of state and unfamiliar with the area? I would recommend parking/driving visiting the area before considering a purchase. Even asking those that live there either in person or through social medial/forums, etc. You can check websites for crime and incident statistics. It depends on your definition and what is important to you. Realtors won't be able to tell you much outside of this information.
If you need assistance relocating/home buying, I'd be happy to help!
Realtor - RE/MAX NE Ohio