Jennifer- Did you ever find a home? My wife and I are considering selling our newly built home in the Old West Side if you are still in the market for a new home. You can email me at pbrabbs at hotmail dot com.
Ann Arbor has low crime in general. 48108 is Pittsfield township. 48103 is the area around the downtown and out to Briarwood. Go to eneighborhoods.com and they will have all the data on crime, schools etc.