I live just about as far "in the country" as you can get. In the past month there has been a kidnapping/hostage situation of a relative, 2 meth labs, a murder, an arson and of course the people across the road who have a history of dealing coke.
Nice little town. You better believe we lock the doors, windows, have lighting on at night, have a dog and still don't feel absolutely safe. I also lock my cars when they are in the garage. Twenty years ago, I still locked my doors. Thirty years ago I locked my doors.