As one responder says - safety is a very personal issue. Where I feel safe, you may not - and vice versa. So it is best to go at different times of the day and night when you will be out and about and gage that for yourself.
And while we as licensed professionals are not allowed to comment on the demographics of an area - due to fair housing laws - crime data is readily available on-line. Maybe this site will help: http://www.city-data.com/zips/60660.html
Hope that helps!
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Safe is a relative term and you can check out the website city-data.com for stats on the neighborhood or cityofchicago.org website.
Parking in Rogers Park (East or West) is always a problem, it's a congested neighborhood for obvious reasons....who doesn't want to be by the lake, close to transportation, diversified, etc...
When purchasing consider what is MOST IMPORTANT to you as either a home owner or investor.
Hope this helps and feel free to reach out to me directly shoud you have further questions.
P.S. I live in the area and have done plenty of transactions in the are, therefore I know what I'm talking about!
Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!