No matter where you live there are concerns, at least here, I am not concerned about gangs of thugs, or being mugged. I have no fear of walking my dog at night. I can see the stars at night because the air is clear from smog. I guess you have to pick your poision, Brookings is a haven for us after moving here from Kansas City, MO last year, where we feared tornados, we lived in a nice area but in some areas you knew not to travel there day or night, here there are no such areas. And like Bret said the last Tsunami did only minimal damage due to the way Brookings Harbor is situated, living anywhere has it's hazards, but while your living you can decide on your quality of life and here in Brookings the quality of life is excellent.