You can call the local Police department and they can help you with your questions about crime. When purchasing a house, you should also check the PA MegansLaw web site for predators that live in the area you think you may be purchasing a house - before writing a sales contract.
I love cats too! I have 2. Ashley (almost 20yrs old) and Charlie (every one loves Charlie). I have photos of them on our facebook page. But, I also have a great website for you to look at to get specific info on crime activity per block. Here it is:
As a Realtor I am not permitted to comment but I would suggest you contact the local police department.
Many years ago I was a police administrative assistant. There are records kept with statistics and I am sure the police would be helpful in answering your questions.
The best resource for neighborhood safety questions is the local police or county sheriff's department. They have access to first hand, accurate, and current data and are usually very willing to be helpful.