Crime/violence in PlymouthWatch
I'm not sure how much to worry about this, I'm not the kind of person that attracts that behaviour anyway, but was wondering if anyone had more details.. tips.. places to avoid etc.?
Union Street is the only area to avoid, where most of the sailors / marines hang out, fair few brawls there, especially on a saturday night.
Most of the 'studenty' clubs / bars are further up from there though so you won't really be near any of it.
Obviously there's trouble sometimes like in any city but nothing to really worry about.
This used to be the case when the naval base was very active, but it's not like that any more. I haven't seen many fights since being there. The area around c103 can be a bit dodgy, but it's not that bad. Same as any major city.
Im biased cus i live in plymouth, but i really do hate it!
Its got alot to offer as a city, but the people are complete tossers. Avoid the west side of the city - devonport, keyham, west park, ernesettle, swilly, and stonehouse. That dude that made a scare in exeter about a bomb in a nearby cafe, he lived in stonehouse. Avoid!
Plymouth is rough,
Perhaps overrun with "chavs" but rough it is not.
Union street's "bad rep" has stuck with it since the 60's, then it was rough. Now, it is not.
Have no delusions about it. I'm straight from London, whether that has any reason to why I feel safe walking the streets of Plymouth at night, I don't know.
Like any city you go to, trouble can happen, but the likelihood of your evening being ruined by some "burly sailor" is close to none. And actually most drunken problems are caused by drunk students anyhow.
Don't go searching for fights, and they won't find you.
Plymouth is safe, end of.
The North Hill student area I went to school on the same road and have had many nights out there - its very safe and has a very friendly feel.
Plymouth is the same as any other city - some clubs are bound to attract the drunks, more aggressive types, but avoid Union Street and you'll be absolutely fine It is a poorer city - but it is friendly and the student night out areas have a real community feel about them Dont worry about it!
looks like plymouth is going to even better than i imagined haha
Plymouths fairly safe, sometimes their is trouble like anywhere, to be honest i've seen more trouble happen in the day than at night with wired young and old chavs lol.