Smith and Wesson LOL
You need to talk to the local police station, teachers, or find a local church and ask about the area most of the crime could be located in one area.
Home security system
Its hard to say if you will feel safe donâ€™t know your personality but if your having this much concern I would just look in another area
Good luck and I hope you find a great place and you have the right to feel safe and I understand your concerns I have 4 children and I like being in the country where no bodies is around so that I feel safe for them.