This is the neighborhood through which I commute from I-43 to the Eastside. They call it "transitional," I call it "anything but..." As the new MPD Chief picks up enforcement west of the freeway, I expect things to get worse around here. Funny, isn't it, how if a whole city is full of herd animals who won't protect themselves, then the wolves move about freely where ever the herders' coverage is thinnest? Last summer when enforcement and police presence was picked up in certain problem areas, the crime rates in those areas went down, but crime rates in neighboring areas went up. I call "duh," but the politicians and denizens honestly didn't see this coming; the police are a reactive force, they do not have the ability to infiltrate the criminals' respective decision loops.
I am not helped by my will to carry openly, though, due to the vehicle restrictions (which I may or may notignore if traveling through very early or very late).