I hate to even get in this convo, but to Will_Owen, who said that poor neighborhoods have high crime; You're wrong. The poorest neighborhoods in the appalachias have little to no crime. Try again. These cops deal with it everyday. They know what they're talkin about. As soon as they arrest one, three more are lined up and ready to go. Just look at Detroit, look at Philly, look at Chicago. I've been to all these places more than once and can tell you first hand that there's something wrong and it's not poverty.
As far as protecting yourself, some of you may wanna wait til Tuesday morning. This is just reality. I'm not trying to hate on anybody because I have an open-heart policy on all humans which is: As long as you act right, and have a heart, dignity, respect, you're OK with me.
Edit: also read this> http://en.wikipedia....nequality#Crime