Issues of neighborhood safety are often best referred to the local police department or the county sheriff's department. They have access to the most accurate and current information and are normally willing to be helpful.
Because "safe" can be a pretty subjective term for different people, it's always hard for Realtors to answer this question. I second the suggestions about checking in with the local police officers and the Megan's Law website. Also, The L.A. Times has just finished putting together a very comprehensive crime data website, which many of my clients have found helpful:
My partner and I have been buying and selling homes in the North Hollywood area for years, and would be happy to answer any further questions you might have. Feel free to call or email any time -
Brad Reed & Ron Roth, Realtors
I would check http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/ and contact the local police department if you are really concerned. Hope you feel safe in your new area.
Sara Mehrpouyan CDPE