You ask an interesting question. However, in deference to the residents of all the "close-in" meighborhoods, it is unethical to answer because all areas have good and bad in all cities. One may check out crime statistics on the internet and thereby choose an area where they wish to live.
While safety is a factor, finding a neighborhood that says, "you are at home" is most important.
I wish you happy hunting in your search. Perhaps I may be able to assist you.
Sandy Pember, Principal Broker
Prudential Northwest Properties