Generally if you are smart and stay to the areas you know, it's all good.
The big problem now is people using Waze and ending up cutting through an area they shouldn't be in …
Years ago, driving an Expedition with the wife, kids and In-laws in the vehicle, I got lost in the Southside of Chicago, turned down a street and as I drove down it, all of the people came off their porch and filled in the street behind me. The end of the street was barricaded with trashed out cars. Into 4wd climb a small ledge on the other side of the sidewalk and drove through a park to the next street over. I was not turning around or backing down the street with 30 or so people waiting in the street.