Frederiksted St. Croix
Having the feeling that "bad guys tend to avoid places far from the road" or feel that a rough driveway will keep away the criminals away is not only a false sense of security but a criminals best friend.
There are ways around street/security lights, dogs even alarms.
I have to disagree. I believe living in an out-of-the-way place, at the end of a difficult, long driveway is an excellent way to avoid problems. Most property crimes are crimes of opportunity. Why should someone take the trouble (even in a stolen car -- lol) to get to my house when there are so many other, attractive targets.
At any rate it's worked for us for 7 1/2 years.
Any target is attractive. They rob houses all the time out in the middle of now where. Usually its the ones with half a brain and they will figure out your routine first. Every couple of years there will be a rash of robberies in Cotton Valley and the surrounding area and much of that area is private bumpy muddy roads. I doubt it's any different in the North Shore or any of the other more difficult places to get to.
Well, I need to stop talking about it or I surely will put the goat mouth on us.
In general, crime rates are much higher in more populated areas - likely because crime is more convenient where people, homes, and businesses are tightly packed. Many, many people who live in Downtown Metropolis have either been a victim of a crime, have witnessed a crime, or know someone who has been a victim or a witness. Not so for us country folk. There's a reason many people don't lock their doors in small towns -- they don't have to! They're not just being ignorant.