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I live in a (reputedly) rough estate in Stirling, it's not that bad. We rent a terraced house and apart from a loud party last weekend (celtic fans) it's pretty peaceful. According to a friend of mine there are about six drug dealers within five minutes walk of here so if you like that kind of thing it's fairly convenient.
Violent crime happens very occasionally, at least that I hear about, but it seems to be little gangs of neds battering other neds. I've had more aggro from job centre employees than I have from kids standing around the local shop, for example. The worst thing that's happened since I've lived here is getting into a snowball fight with some kids and getting my dick bruised by a little prick hurling a ball of ice as hard as he could, was all fun and games before that.
It's very obviously poor and alcoholism and drug dependency is fairly rife, from what I've seen on JCP schemes and sitting in community centres but people generally are just trying to get by.