sauce I am a fellow philadelphian and must say it is very hard to love this city. Its very tough when you walk out your door every morning if your gonna be the next murder victim. the crime in this city is absolutely ridiculous, I believe Philadelphia has the highest murder in the country. I live in one of the worst areas in the city but my girlfriend lives in one of the nicest areas in the city downtown in olde city but it isn't even all that safe there.
I live in Center City, where it's pretty safe most of the time, but you're right, the crime is out of hand in a number of areas. It would be a much bigger factor for me if I lived in a part of the city where it was a real problem. What neighborhood are you in?