I have a lot of cop friends, and one of the things they taught me is that most people do not know the crime that occurs in their neighborhoods. Here is one way to check. These are reported by your local PD's so they are true and accurate. Just type in your address (or your kids address!) and click GET REPORTS. Don't forget to go to CRIME TYPES and click ALL so that everything in your area will show up.
My neighborhood is very safe! I was happy to see that. LOTS of crime just a few blocks away on the other side of the park.
Check our your area.