I live pretty close to there, in a neighborhood right across Highlands Parkway, closer to West Village. Most "crimes" are domestic disturbances or moving violations. It's unlikely anything will happen to you, especially if you take precautions like having an alarm system. Out of 180 homes in my subdivision there have been a few in the last couple years that had things taken from their UNLOCKED cars overnight and no other crimes that I'm aware of in my subdivision. People have seen transients driving through in these cases and they usually get caught eventually.
There are million dollar homes on Buckner Rd and plenty of half-million dollar homes in Vinings Estates and off Cooper Lake Rd nearby. That should pretty much tell you about the kind of area it is.
There was more to worry about when Bankhead Courts was there right across the border in Atlanta, but it has been torn-down. Things are a lot calmer there now and considering the fact that Bankhead Courts was torn down during the recession, you will probably be on the receiving end of the first appreciation as a result of the destruction of those projects since things are just starting to rebound in the Atlanta area.