Here are some good websites that will let you lookup information about a neighborhood so you can be confident when you are looking to buy.
- Neighborhood scout at http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ this website has stats on number of crimes per square mile, school ratings and more
- Crime Reports: https://www.crimereports.com/ this website provides crime reports after you enter an address. Can be sorted by date, type and proximity to address
- Spotcrime Crime Maps: https://www.spotcrime.com/ this website allows a quick map plot of assault, arson or robberies near a house you enter
- Family watchdog at http://www.familywatchdog.us/ this website has a good map of the registered sex offenders by a given address
- Nationwide search for sex offenders at https://www.nsopw.gov/ website for sex offenders natiionwide