I live in wythenshawe, which is seen as quite a rough part of manchester, and my college is in mosside, so everyday im in a rough part of manchester and ive never been mugged, or threatened or anything like that.
Ive seen fights and people robbing cars and all that stuff, but that happens in every big city, the main thing is ive grown up with it and now what to do and where to go and wat not to do. The biggest problem will be the start of the year when there are loads of students who are probably new to the city so the muggers will be out lookin for i.e the naive boy, new to the city, listenin to his i-pod etc. The main thing is be senseble and avoid places that look rough, so basically use ur common sense!
And as for crime, its happens everywhere!