I was born in that city but moved away w/the parents when I was like 2 years old. I moved back in the early 70's while in my 20's. And at the time ... I never had any problems except one time I had a wacko-out-of-his-mind driving very fast like an idiot pulling up to cars real close on the passenger's side asking "give me all your drugs or I'll wreck you here & now". I didn't have or used drugs but I did have a fast muscle car to leave that goof ball in the dust.
Had several friends go to med school there, the stories they had were wild. They'd come home and people would be in their house stealing stuff. People were constantly jumping their fence checking their backyard for stuff to steal. One guy got his car window busted out and they took his damn burned CD's. Who steals those? Buddy's dad was down there for school in the 70's, he had a .38 he kept on him for the duration of his stay. He sold it when he graduated, got contacted by the ATF not long afterwards about his revolver that had recently been used in a homicide.