I think with any neighborhood, if you make it your own, say hello to people, etc. you get used to it.
Visit on a Friday or Saturday night, and it will be clear if it's the place for you or not!
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.