I have met the sargent on the island and from what we talked about,and what i have seen, his dept. has done more in the last few months than what was done in years before he was there.
Crime needs to be put in perspective. A lot of people think that Bz City is the pits....and it is if you go into the wrong neighborhoods. No matter where you go in the world, you need to be aware of what's around you.
FWIW---travel smart and keep your head up/be aware and run away if there is a problem...common sense?