Well said GS. In our relatively small town with a huge state university that dominates the town, the increase in crime has grown exponentially. House lights on our street are on 24/7. Everyone is very watchful of who is around. We live in the more prosperous part of town with a cluster of rentals for students. Many are wealthy Asian students who drive high end vehicles that are ripe for the picking. A LEO I know told me that the gangs are starting to focus on these students.
Like you vigilance is the watchword for my neighbors and I.