What is your idea of bad crime?
I hate to answer a question with a question but it really is your perception of a bad crime rate. If you are moving from a small town with relatively no crime except for the one local drunk who gets put in jail Andy Griffith style, then the crime may be high, but I would not consider it high based on any other area of similar size and demographic.
citydata.com has some statistical data on crime (the last time I checked anyway) but it may be a good idea to call the local police station of sheriff's office. When working with buyers, I typically would advise them to call the local station to get the details on crime in the neighborhood if it is a concern.