Unfortunately, we are finding more and more that our crime rate is rising. We are listed as a high crime rate area for this region. That is so sad because we have a beautiful, wonderful town. My door is unlocked most of the day.
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, or not, in specific neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ https://www.crimereports.com/ http://www.homefair.com/
Personally, my husband and I have found Greenwood and Lake Greenwood living to be very safe. We used to have vacation home on Lake Greenwood and never had any problems with it being empty for long periods of time.