Hi Hunter - real estate agents are prohibited by law from passing judgment on crime in any given area or neighborhood. All we can do is point you in the direction of good information sources. Trulia has a tool you can use to pull crime stats by zip code - the link is http://www.trulia.com/voices/q_Crime+Statistics+By+Zip+Code/.
I always suggest to my clients that they drive through their targeted neighborhoods on different days and at different times, Stop and say hello to a neighbor. Neighbors are usually more than happy to "tell all". Best success!
Kathleen Turner, ABR, CRS, ePro
The Kathleen Turner Realty Group