Realtors are prohibited from steering to or from. http://www.crimereports.com
is one resource for you. What you will find are prices are directly affected by desirability. Drive around the areas at different times of day, night, weekends and get a feel for the neighborhood and whether it fits with what you are looking for.
The beauty of where we live is that our county is diverse.
All the best to you in your search of a place to call home.