One of the reasons I moved here in 1986 was the low crime rate. Colorado Springs continues to be one of the safer cities to live in, although your safety cannot be guarranteed anywhere, not even in the White House!! Some areas of town have higher crime rates than others, which you can get current information on from our police department. These also change over time, which is why you should check, rather than rely on any person's opinion. However, one caveat: the reports are very general, and you will find that some areas will have the statistics skewed by lots of retail stores and other "people-attracters"-for instance, the neighborhoods by the malls will have their figures skewed by the shoplifting, vandalism, thefts at the mall and in the parking lot, and that will give a false impression of a higher crime rate. Also, I've found over the years that the higher the population density, (as in large apartment buildings!), the higher the crime in the surrounding neighborhoods. Being right along a "well-beaten" path may also put you in the path of more mischief-makers, so being inside a neighborhood, on a cul-de-sac, away from busy streets and retail will probably give you the best chance of the "safest" location. I hope that helps!
Terry Naber, RE/MAX Properties, Inc.