I was pretty shocked that Nottingham is the 2nd worst place in the whole of the country. I know its a little shady in places, but its not that bad!
I live in West Bridgeford, which is one of the better areas of Nottingham, and I havent experienced any sort of crime in the 16 years Ive lived here. The school I went to was v.good too (not sure why they were saying all the schools are rubbish).
But I have friends that live in Lenton, and they have experience crime. You do have to be careful in the student areas outside of the universities grounds at night, because it isnt that safe.
I think alot of the crime is concentrated in St. Anns, which is a s---hole. Everyone knows this area is pretty dangerous, so its not like the general law abiding public will be shot randomly.