Here is a website that gives numbers on crimes. YOu can search but zone or address. I live in midtown and started as Realtor in Grant Park. Edgewood is like all midtown neighborhoods some parts better than others. The downturn has slowed the improvement but still moving in right direction.
Let me know if I can help.
I would suggest you personally go and talk with the neighbors and find out their thoughts in regard to crime and while you are there check out the renovations in progress. Also I would drop by the local precinct for up to date crime stats and opinion.