Safety meaing what? Joe Cafasso gave you a good reference.
Being aware of ones surroundings is the key to personal safety in any location. The waterfront goes on both sides of the Q-River abutting a variety of property types, a very attractive, beautiful place where many people live.
Safety is a relative concept and something that licensed realtors can not speak upon. However, the good news is that New Haven has a great website to help home buyers make that decision on their own based on recent police incidents. Here's the site: http://www.newhavencrimelog.org/cl/streets/
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me.
Real Living Wareck D'Ostilio Real Estate
129 Church St
New Haven, CT