Just like there are locations in Daphne that are safer than others, the same is true for Mobile. Tons of young professionals live in and love Midtown and Downtown Mobile. I would suggest driving around to take a look, and you'll get a feel for what areas you would feel safe in and those you wouldn't. Neighbors are good about looking out for each other too. We really don't have a very high crime rate. If you really want to do your research I'd suggest getting police reports of crimes in different precints and maybe see where they're called out most frequently!