There are federal, state, and sometimes, local laws that protect fair housing for all. Those laws, at a federal level, apply to every one of us. I do tell buyers to pick up the phone and call the local police dept. Ask them where the police blotter reports are published. . I also direct buyers to visit websites and review data there.
Good Luck in your search and don't be afraid to reach out to the township(s) of any town you are interested in moving to.