I can't say how dangerous Bedford-Stuyvesant is now. I lived there from birth in 1946 until moving to Georgia in 1960. It was a good place to live at that time but things changed a lot since 1960. I was up visiting family on Long Island about ten years ago and we road through the old neighborhood Herkimer St. and Buffalo Ave. and it looked like a war zone. Many houses were gone of boarded up.
We were driving a black rental car, watch punks ducking into doorways as we drove down the street.
My nephew said the car looked like a undercover cop car and that is why they were hiding. I would at that time never let my wife or kids ride through there much less live there. I hope it has changed since the last time I saw it. As for getting robbed or raped or even killed, I think the police do a great job but they can't be with you 24-7 so its up to you to take care of yourself and your family. If New York had a law like many states do, law biding citizens could carry concealed hand guns. This way you would have a fighting chance against the the low life that wants to take your property or your life and if they think you might be armed,they may think twice before trying anything.