My husband and I were priced out of king county, moved to east side tacoma. Houses were in our price range. Not long after we moved here, there was a drive by shooting at the house across from us. Police didn't even show up until the next day and found out it wasn't the first time it happened. Not long after, a bum was sleeping on our porch and went through our trash and it was all over our yard. The bum also left cigarette butts all over, scary to think he could of caught our house on fire.We have had packages stolen, garage broken into a few times. Thieves don't care if you have a security system and cameras. I still don't feel safe with a security system. Druggies all around, easy to run into them when walking about. Day or night, druggies are hanging around doing drugs. Not uncommon to hear gunshots, to hear about drive by shootings and gang fights.Area is filthy, a lot of people have trash and junk all over their yards. You will see a lot of boarded up houses that were once drug dens. Alot of abandoned run down buildings. Police response time is slow, there isn't enough police officers around here. I can see why houses were cheaper here, people say this area isn't that bad but my husband and I regret moving here.