We cannot comment on crimes or "safety" of any area. My advice when it comes to Boston is go to the local police station. Each part of Boston has a local station.
You can check out crime statistics down to the street.
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Also, Brighton is mostly a college town because of it proximity to BU and BC.
However, the South End is the 2nd most popular area in the city ... more
Brokers are not supposed to give their opinions about the safety of an area. I'm sure you have read the good advice below to check the crime stats and local police. Just want to ad ... more
Yes, I agree check the crime statistics in the area. Orient Heights T Station is walking distance, since it is only a couple of blocks over from Brandywyne Village apartments ... more
Some stats are available on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Boston-Massachusetts/community-info/
I thought this was really helpful too: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Boston-Massachusetts/crime/