The crime in Gadsden is not at all likenyou have listed on your website as far as worse cities. Gadsden is a peaceful city and no you do not have to clinch your purse or valuables when visiting the city. I do not know how you calculate your scores or do I even care but what I do know is that you make cities look far worse than in reality. If I did not know any better and wanted to visit Gadsden and first checked your site, I would be afraid to travel to this city and would probably miss out of some of the most historical and most southern hospitality that one could or would ever endure. Please stop being so judgmental when it comes to cities and what you think of them! I would love to know what you would list as the best cities in Alabama to live. Let me guess, it would be the predominantly white neighborhoods where if you are a minority the sheriff or city police gets called because you may not look a certain way. Well I happen to live in one of those neighborhoods and I hate to be the bearer of bad news but crime happens there as well. Often times it is not reported or it is overlooked because some wealthy neighborhood mother or father paid their child’s way out of the trouble. Drugs in the wealthy neighborhoods are far worse than what you would consider the “ghetto”. Meth and heroine in these well to so neighborhoods is out of control!! So if you want to report on some factual claims, report on the truth! Furthermore, schools in the Gadsden area are magnet schools, which means that they have a high acedemic level to achieve and that they produce students with high merits. I made sure to mention that because you wanted information on the he schools on the area but I am sure that you already knew that as well.
This city is just as any other city. You should always watch your surrounds and be attentive to the people you come in contact with while visiting. What you bring to a person when visiting any city, is what you will get in return. If you greet people with a smile and be courteous and travel in groups you will be just fine. If you go out looking for trouble you can find that anywhere even in church.