One easy way of searching for area data is by utilizing real estate websites that offer some information about the neighborhood. There are sites that check area schools, property values, income and economy of an area separately. Their credibility can be checked by looking up census quick facts. In addition, periodicals often write articles about how a certain city or state ranks against the national average. These articles will most likely not have this particular city, however, it will give you an idea of what is considered below average and by how much. This includes press releases from law enforcement agencies. Crime maps show an area’s crimes that have occurred street by street, however, it does not have all cities.