Violent crime is relatively low in Ridgecest. I've live here for over 40 years and I can only recall several homicides. The homicides were usually drug or domestic related.
About the only time you are going to have problems with crime is when you are probably involved with drugs.
There are areas I would stay away from, as by Ridgecrest standards, they are high crime areas. For most other communities though these areas would hardly be considered a high crime area.
Disclosure: I am not a realtor nor am I involved with any form of real estate business. I am a long time resident that loves our little town.