Hi all, I was just reading about the violence and thuggery on and around Sydney's northern beaches along with the bashing of lifesavers. I know most people here live in more rural areas, so I was wondering do you see much violence or crime in whatever area you live? Do you ever feel unsafe? I've heard there is some problems in certain rural areas due to alcohol and unemployment, but I've never experienced any serious trouble around country Victoria (mainly East Gippsland). My personal experience with visiting Sydney was that I was threatened a couple of times when I accidentally made eye contact, but I don't know if my experience was typical since I'm a bit small and so appear as somewhat of an easy target.