We have resided in Gulfport two years after a four year search for our "final" home and community. We have never felt unsafe in our home. The police department are excellent and quickly on top of the slightest complaint. Although we haven't rented anything in 20 years we invested in two rentals! One Seasonal and one year round. Our seasonal rents quickly, we have no problems and many compliments. There are many evening activities here. Dancing at the Casino, The Hickman Theatre, strolling Beach Blvd on Art Walk nights or really any night with the lucious restaurants , trees illuminated and of course the never tiresome view of Boca Ciega Bay by day or night. You can walk or bicycle to any of them and feel safe. I can't imagine living anywhere else.