I have lived in a historic structure on S. McDuffie St for the past 7 years. I have never had an encounter with crime. Many of the older residents believe the area is "crima and drug" infested because they remember how it used to be in the 1970's and 1980's. As you may be aware many of your historic neighborhoods all over the country fell into times of disrepute and disrepair only to be revitalized in the last 10 years. I suggest you ask other residents of these areas. My street is full of young professionals (ie engineers, managers, computer techs), college professors, high school teachers, musicians, etc... It is a great place to live. I lived in a very upscale neighborhood prior to moving to Anderson, SC, and saw much more "crime" than in Anderson. I guess it is a matter of perspective. .