This question is both for locals and tourists who've visited. It seems that any recently posted thread about London (whether it's about visiting, finding a flat or riding the underground) touches in the subject of crime and safety. I don't think anyone doubts that there's been a lot of talk recently of the increased violence in the greater London area. But is it really as bad as they say, or even close? Do you behave any differently in public now than you did a few years ago? If you're a frequent tourist, are there areas you used to visit that you now avoid, or routines you've changed entirely? In general, do you feel safe in London?