Cheap, safety is an 8 out of 10. The local government is abusive and fines a lot. The police have their horrible downs to mediocre. Why I gave Muncie a low score is because of the sexism and ridiculous Redneck vibe here. Muncie is filled with retirees and poor families. The birth rate is officially double the US rate. Muncie is the most sexist place I have lived in. As a woman it absolutely is dangerous to be seen and I am harassed where ever I am, even in my front or back yard. It is disgusting. The only progressively living element of Muncie is Ball State University. The students live completely separate from the town. The vibe here created by the residents is sexist raccoon eating Rednecks living their self identified pioneer life in the 18th century.
The negatives are there as I have described above, but overall it's OK if you are desperate for cheap living. As long as I am not seen I will be alright. Two Walmart and a lot more shopping, it keeps your spirits a bit up after gaining weight because you can't go anywhere as a woman.