As with any other community, there will be pockets of “good” and “bad”. Before you make the move, make sure you discuss what safety features you expect your new apartment to provide, such as a gated community, complex parking (versus street parking), well lit, etc. Opportunity makes the thief, if you look off guard you are a target, no matter where you are. Depend on yourself to remain safe, not the city you live in. For more information on how to stay safe (wherever you are), check out the Los Angeles Police Departments, Self-Protection and Personal Safety Tips.