I know of a well to do trader in LaJolla as well. I have never heard him say anything about crime in LaJolla. I have another friend who lived in Mission Peach for quite a while. He owns a home/condo in Pointe Loma now?? (I think that I spelled it correct). He has never had any problems to speak off. Maybe some petty theft. But I never hear him bitch about San Diego. Of course, he grew up near me in Detroit so his concept of bad may be a little different than most. But when I visited out there. I did not see much crime or anything I would be worried about. What shops are opening up there? Stocks or Futures?