Buyers that are new to the area often ask their Realtor about the crime rate in a specific area. In Mecklenburg County NC the police depatment has an amazing online crime search system that allows its users to input an address and get a summary of police reports taken within a specified
You can also search by Type of Crime, Date of Crimes, and Agencies involved in the crime.
Check it out by clicking Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Mapping
There are also other types of crime searches available on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's website.
I think it is helpful for Realtors to keep a list of informational websites to provide Buyers who ask questions such as this about an area.