Federal Equal Housing Opportunity Laws prevent Real Estate Professionals from "Steering" people to or from specific areas buy giving personal observations in answer to your question and the long and short of it is that no one can determine how much crime may be too much for you...only you can do that.
I always recommend that my clients check the crime information reported by the CSPD & El Paso Sheriff's Office available at http://www.MyNeighborhoodUpdate.net and http://www.crimereports.com/ as well as at the CSPD (http://www.springsgov.com/sectionindex.aspx?sectionid=12) and El Paso Sheriff's Office Websites (http://shr.elpasoco.com/).
I also highly recommend to my clients that, if possible, they or a friend drive the neighborhood surrounding a property they are interested in at least twice...once during the day and once in the evening...and look for how the other properties in the neighborhood are kept and as well as to determine if there are any aspects to the neighborhood they aren't comfortable with.
Once you have determined your level of comfort with the neighborhood then would be the time to schedule a showing on to see the interiors for yourself.
I hope you find this information of use and I wish you good fortune in your search. If you would like more assistance in purchasing a home in the Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak Region, please feel free to contact me.
Brian L. A. Wess
RealtorÂ®, Broker Owner
CRS, CDPE, GRI, ABR, ASR, CSR, CNS, SFR, e-PRO
COLORADO REAL ESTATE...DONE RIGHT!â„¢