By law a Realtor is not allowed to "steer" you in and out of certain areas. I would suggest asking local police dept and doing research online. You can also ask a Realtor about home values. usually the higher the home values, the less crime.
A Realtor cannot answer questions about crime rates, they can provide you with a neighborhood report though. Your best resource for crime statistics is to contact the local police or sherrifs department. Many locations will have this information directly on their web site.
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ https://www.crimereports.com/ http://www.homefair.com/