Try some of these websites: city-data.com, cityrating.com, usa.com or areavibes.com. The sites may be a year back on data but it would give you a good idea. If you're still uncomfortable maybe the local police wouldn't mind a call if you know the specific area of Simpsonville or Mauldin. I'd hate for the police to get tons of calls but I'm sure they wouldn't mind a call once in a while since they would know the best. Simpsonville is a very popular area. People relocating and locals are very interested in the area, including Mauldin. Good luck.