This place is a couple of miles from where I live. We order from a chinese restaurant in the same strip mall regularly and I usually stroll around outside waiting for my order. The wife is the smart one and stays inside the restaurant.
Some years back I had an incident happen to me there where some idiot thought I might be a good mark because I looked like an easy target (I was sick on the way to see a doctor) and got the surprise of his life. Ever since I have been wary of that particular shopping area.
Our area is not crime ridden by any stretch of the imagination, but we do not decide what crimes should happen where and to whom. Always expect some jerk to screw with the stats and rise the crime index.