I am considering taking a flat on Lant Street in the development called the Rise. But I am getting a bit paranoid whether the neighbourhood is safe in the evening, since it is a quiet residential cul-de-sac next to a carpark that is half a block from a busy street: seems like a l[b][/b]ocale where robbery/muggings could happen. Crime statistics/maps that I have been able to find do not have detailed enough info as to whether specific locations are prone to crime. Especially for those who know the block, am I being ridiculous? Thanks.
I don't know about that development but a friend of mine lives in the council tower block just the other side of The Glad pub. In ten years of visiting him I've seen no trouble, and he's never had any. Maybe go for a pint in The Glad and ask the staff. They probably know better than most. Most of the trouble that shows up on a crime map happens around Belushi's, which is far enough away from Lant Street.
Live very nearby- all quiet on the western front- mostly lovely friendy neighbours.
Never even had trouble from St Mungos either- the odd high japes, a bit intruisive jipes in the street-'hello darling- cheer up-can you give me some money'
but nothing aggressive or offensive at all- and even that very rare these days.