I moved to Denver 6-years ago from Chicago, and we decided on the Stapleton neighborhood. To me, crime rates are all a matter of perspective. Coming from Chicago, all of Denver seems safer.
I can tell you that the majority of crime in Stapleton is property crime, and most of that is opportunistic. People leaving items on their front porch, or leaving a garage door open, and someone walks away with their stuff.
Send me an email about what your are looking for in a home (number of beds/baths, price range, etc.) and I will send you back a list of properties to consider. I will even preview homes you like and if you plan to visit schedule some showings.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Great State of Colorado.