The only place I have ever been mugged is in Sutton Coldfield and the only place I have felt very threatened by racial abuse was Solihull town centre.... I guess we can only conclude that, sadly, no area can ever be completely safe.
Nevertheless Handsworth, as you are clearly aware, does not have a very salubrious reputation.
If your daughter is to attend KE Handsworth, then I wouldn't imagine she would actually be walking around Handsworth completely alone.
If walking to, and standing by the bus stop, for example, I can only presume that there'll be at least half a dozen - if not dozens - of girls with her. Which would obviously make the chances of any trouble pretty remote.
The only issue I would be worried about is if she stays very late at school for clubs, and ends up being the only girl walking home/waiting for the bus without any others.
Thanks. It looks like bit more research reqd. on our part. Any idea about safe areas to live and easy to commute via green bus for handsworth?