As you see, Realtors cannot legally discuss crime/safety statistics. It can be construed as discriminating, steering and/or redlining.
There are many good resources mentioned in answers below. They will provide statistics you are looking for.
The best advice that I can give you is to drive by the potential block you are thinking about and park on it for a few minutes at various times of the day: Morning 7-9am, Evening 5-7pm and late night weeknights and weekends. This will give you a feel for the activity in the neighborhood and you will be able to decide if you would be comfortable living on the block or not.
You must ask yourself, "Would I be comfortable here?" or "Would I feel comfortable with my children living here?" There is no substitute for checking it out for yourself.
Good Luck with your move. If you'd like help finding a place near Temple U, please feel free to call me.
All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994
Real Estate Sales, Management & Insurance
1611 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Office: (215) 271-7070