Its fair enough forum members saying places in particular are s*** h***s but do they actually live there?
I live in Lewisham in SE London, and I can say its a complete and utter sh*thole in some places and other parts are fine same with every other place... Than saying that, There have been countless murders, stabbings, shootings
I think Peckham is far worse though, ever since I worked one day at the netto store there. I've always called it "Rat Central" (Peckham in general, not just that store!)
(although for my own defence, I've worked in Dover and Canterbury, used to go to deal, the medway towns and sheerness a few times so I know how bad they are, well except for canterbury which has improved a lot - although I think the latter has a lot of similarities to york though!)