I've lived in Nampa for the past 15 years and yes there is crime but only in spots. You can pretty much tell which part of town is going to have the most crime. Places like out by the lake or southwest Nampa are good. If you still want small town atmosphere then you should look into Parma Kuna Homedale Star and Middelton. Greenleaf is a dry town just FYI. There is lots of good waterfowl hunting all around these areas as well. Good luck. Hoped this helps. Welcome to the Gem state.