Resources that you may consult to help with this question are the Philadelphia Police Department, The Philadelphia Inquirer online special crime report. Do some research on the 19121 zip code in general.
The area you refer to has a lot of Temple University students co-mingled with generations of longtime residents. Like all of Philadelphia, it's block-to-block. I always recommend visiting a home at night during the week and on the weekend before committing to a purchase.
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As you see, Realtors cannot legally discuss crime/safety statistics. It can be construed as discriminating, steering and/or redlining.
There are many good resources mentioned in answers below. They will provide statistics you are looking for.
The best advice that I can give you is to drive by the potential block you are thinking about and park on it for a few minutes at various times of the day: Morning 7-9am, Evening 5-7pm and late night weeknights and weekends. This will give you a feel for the activity in the neighborhood and you will be able to decide if you would be comfortable living on the block or not.
You must ask yourself, "Would I be comfortable here?" or "Would I feel comfortable with my children living here?" There is no substitute for checking it out for yourself.
Good Luck with your move. If you'd like help finding a place near Temple U, please feel free to call me.
All the best,
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