The truth is that abandoned homes are targets for vandals. This can happen anywhere. Also, some teens are just looking for something to do. I cannot speak as to the fact of having unsupervised children in the neighborhood. I personally believe that there are unsupervised children in every neighborhood, regardless of price range. That being said, the area that you are asking about is an area of homes that are in the the under $100K range. Some homeowners in this neighborhood take care of their property, and some do not. Some homes have no garage, so there is no place to store some items and the owners may choose to have a lot of things visible from the road. Lower priced home areas may have a higher incident in crime and then again, they may not. It really depends of the current residents, and the choices that they have made for their lifestyle. My best advice is to call the local police station to ask about the crime in this neighborhood. They can give you the most accurate information in that regard.