With murder, rape and child molesters making the headlines it's easy to get the feeling no one is safe. But do the crime statistics support that feeling?
The 2011 numbers, which are the latest statistics available from the FBI, show crime has been decreasing nationwide since 2007. That's good news, but you might find it surprising that the south is the most populated and crime-ridden region of the country with 41.3% of the violent crime.
How do cities in Central Alabama stack up? Lisa Crane investigates: how safe are you?