Last time I checked the stats, Colorado Springs has a lower-that-average crime rate for cities of its size. I can honestly say there is no where in town that I would not walk in the daytime, and very few areas I would not walk at night.
In addition to checking with law enforcement, you can also knock of the doors of neighbors in areas of houses you really like-ask if they or their neighbors have had problems with crime. You have certain amount of time to investigate (the inspection objection period) the neighborhood and home after you are under contract. Also, look for a home that is not on or near a busy street, close to high-density apartment buildings or large retail centers. Location within the neighborhood can increase or decrease your chances of being hit with a crime. Choose a home that is tucked inside a neighborhood rather than on the outskirts. A cul-de-sac location might be safer as well-criminals want more than one way out in case they have to flee quickly. Being across the street from a school might make you more vulnerable to vandalism. Look around the neighborhood-are there a lot of burglar bars on the windows? That might be clue, but if 1 or 2 have them, it may just mean that those owners are paranoid!