I like Allyson's answer below
"...there are websites with the information for you so that you can see what reports have been made to the police. You can review http://www.crimereports.com
to see the police activity in the area and also http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
It's also amazing how helpful the local police department can be.
If you are also interested in the quality of schools I can set up a search for homes based upon API scores as well as bedrooms, baths, sqft, price, etc.... I have the only tool in the industry able to do so.
In otherwords, in this county or that zip code show me all homes for sale that are in the attendance boundary for elementary or middle schools with an API score of 850 or more.
Interested Buyers can contact me at 408-209-0849 or Stu@StuCarson.com and I will set up your custom home search-automated alert for you.
And visit our website at http://www.JustSchoolInfo.com