I've lived in Scottdale for 17 years and have felt and been quite safe. There seems to be a marked difference between the side that I am on (closer to Lawrenceville Hwy) and the other side (closer to Memorial Dr) but even friends who live on the "rougher side" have had no incidence of crime. I've been very happy here. You are close to everything. It is small town comfortable without being boring and you can't beat our farmer's market!