The Valley has pockets of dodgy types and has the highest crime rate in Victoria. There is no safe parts to the valley apart from Trafalgar, but good luck finding something to rent there. Rules are. 1) Don't walk alone. Day or night doesn't matter. Friend was attacked and hospitalised walking Dog in daylight.
Crime increased since Jan 2018.
But there is a campaign to gloss over it to bring decent people in, but the dodgy types aren't going anywhere.