No more problems, probably less than other areas of LA County. Whittier PD very proactive, and have an active gang unit. Lived here for 16 years now, no major problems. We have had gang activity, but not close by, usually just outside the Whittier City Limits, in the county area. I feel pretty safe here. My area, near Walnut Street and Friends, is about one block from police station. 90602 East of Painter Avenue is even better. I recommend North of Whittier Blvd, and both East and West of Painter, although East is a bit more expensive. Many historic neighborhoods in the city, and active Code enforcement.