just walk around the area that you normally go home at. if you get a bad feeling don't rent. don't trust anyone's opinion on the area. If you feel safe than rent.
Everyone's personal feeling of safe is different.
My personal thing is if i see a white girl jogging in early morning and night, its safe :p. unless you see her running away from muggers!!
Fight white guilt and injustice by smoking tax free guilt free Reservation Smokes or go gamble in a Native Casino.
I like to stick it to The Man, The Man happens to be Liberal in NYC(power Structure).