Is Your Neighborhood Safe? Clean? Dangerous? Ghetto?

United States
March 19, 2007 10:41am CST
What can you say about your environment, society and economy in your neighborhood. Is it safe to go outside or not? Do you have great people around to be with or tend to be cautious to look behind you? Is the crime rate low or high? I live in San Diego and pretty much the area is quiet and clean. The usual crimes people commit here are driving fast and receiving tickets. But then again there are murders that happen seldom or robberies that occur seldom. It depends because up north of San Diego tends to be mildly dangerous. How about your area?
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• United States
19 Mar 07
In my neighborhood it is prety safe but I always keep my eyes open. I live in a small town and its pretty peaceful, not a lot of crime. Like you its mainly just traffic tickets. It's safe for the kids to go out but I still go out with them, you never know what can happen in a blink of an eye.
@decimus785 (1419)
• Aruba
19 Mar 07
I live in Aruba,and i can tell you it's the safest place you can be on earth,even tourist think so.The crime rate extremely low,robberies happens every day but no one gets hurt.Murders is the lowest,last time a people was killed was two months ago.WE can have 4 or 5 murders a year. Our island is clean,it must be clean becasue tourist visit our island regularly. The economy of Aruba is an open system, with tourism currently providing the largest percentage of the country's income.Over 1.5 million tourists per year visit Aruba, with 75% of those from the US. The whole year here feels like summer,you can say it never rains here.We are outside the hurricane belt,hurricane always pasess far away north of us. Since a girl from Mountain Brook, Alabama named Natalee Holloway got lost 2 years ago whe have gotten a bad name,people say aruba isnt safe anymore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalee_Holloway
@ehdzzie (331)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
i am living here at manila, philippines so i can say that it is not safe to go out specially at night! there are many crimes happening here everyday...you can see that in the news...
@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
yes, the community here is safe but I don't let my kids go out of the gate. The security is strict, they don't just let anybody go inside. We chose to transfer here because the security is tight.