thats a tough question, any Realtor can send you the Demographics which usually will include the crime rate statistics. As you know with the economy, many areas that hadnt experienced any crime have crime now. There are still places that would be considered nice and you mentioned one of them, Imperial Point, and Coral Ridge are generally desirable. Lifestyle is a factor that will affect your safety whichever area you choose to live in. Realtors are not allowed to make representations as to safety because of laws, and Nice, is always subject to Opinion. This is why you should make use of the wealth of information a Realtor can provide.. Just ask for the "Demographics", this will tell you who lives there, their income,education level, where they work and what they do!