Like many have already said, it is a great area, well traveled and very much a "neighborhood", so crime is usually petty at worse. Then again, you do always want to be "aware", but that is anywhere these days, not just Louisville!
All the best!
Believe it or not, the best person or agency to talk to about crime statistics in Louisville, is the Louisville Metro Police Department (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-2111. Just contact them and give them the property address you are interested in.
I just sold a house on Speed to my best friend and his little girls and they couldn't be happier. They are thrilled with the area and can assure you he feels his girls are safe here. He is in the area of Speed by the middle school. Let me know if I can be of any help or answer more questions about the area. I have another single woman friend who lives in area as well and loves it.
On the whole, Louisville is a safe city, but it's important to keep your wits about you at all times. I second Ron's advice to look at crime reports for the area of Speed you're looking at. If I can help you find a home where you'll feel both happy and safe, please contact me.
You can visit this website, http://www.spotcrime.com/ky/louisville, type in Speed Ave and get some idea of crime over the years in this part of Louisville.
I can provide more detailed info since Speed is a pretty long street and crosses many neighborhoods. Just contact me direct at 502-396-9624 or email Ron.Griffin@ERA.com
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