There are various laws and regulations that prohibit real estate agents from characterizing a neighborhood as "safe" or not. However, we are allowed to point you to resources that will provide you information that may help you decide how you feel about a given location. There is a wealth of information on our city's official website http://www.gocolumbiamo.com including crime statistics mapped out by location. Go to the website and look under the "Public safety & courts" tab. I hope this helps.
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At any given moment, what the public has considered as having a high degree of "safety" could change immediately; so, don't completely rely upon crime stats for a given area.
Now, if you are asking if a house is "safe", as in accessible, a real estate professional (such as myself) could visit a property For Sale to audit the home's general safety. Type of flooring, lighting, design, steps, door widths, etc. all are important aspects in ensuring the home will meet one's needs. If you would like such assistance, and are not already working with a real estate agent, I'd be happy to discuss this further with you. My number is 573.310.9664 or email is JenniferStoker@earthlink.net