I agree with the other 2 agents. Sherman Oaks is safe, but we each need to be responsible and aware. I have lived in Sherman Oaks since 2003. I walk in the foothills and I walk around my neighborhood at night alone.
Sherman Oaks is a great community that is very safe. You of course have to take reasonable precautions. Don’t leave your stuff in plane sight and lock your doors but that's in every community. Sherman Oaks is also great because it’s so close to everything that there is to see in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.