I feel relatively safe in our neighborhood. It may not be THE area to live in but it is pretty decent and the people on our street seem alright. I can't deny the fact that up the street, closer to the highway, people kinda scare me. That's where Jerry got jumped one night. Also, when I man the store late at night, I get kinda edgy. That's why I have been looking for self defense products that just might come in handy. I don't want to think that I would ever need them but better safe than sorry is what I always say.