Crime you can visit police website.
When we have had clients confused between two communities we recommended for family go hang out in that local area, parks, pretend they live there over weekend, shop in stores, dine, speak with residence of city, tour schools, WOW sometimes city thought they loved decided was not match for their personal or professional lifestyle.
Compare the schools ratings by contacing ISD.
Place all on excel spread sheet pros and cons look at global picture.
Map out your short and long term goals for living in that community. What is growth of community.