Well, your are talking to someone that lives in Baltimore, with the number one or number two homicide rate in the country and home to Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon. I moved here from Oakland, with the number six homicide rate in the country and home to Democratic Mayor Ron Dellums.
Don't get me wrong, I have no complaint about either of these mayors. I think they do good work. But you can't cite a crime rate as crime indifference. And if you continue down this path, I am sure the conservatives will come out cleaner smelling than their liberal counterparts based, if nothing else, on the urban environment in which democrats do well.