I am concerned now. I don't remember ever feeling threatened or uneasy when I visited St. Louis as a teenager but now I read the stuff on Virtual Tourist and admit I am concerned. I have kids that will be traveling with me. I don't plan on being out at night and most of my trip will be either Forest Park, downtown or the Hill so I'm thinking those areas are fine from what most of you have said on here...realizing that I need to be mindful of my surroundings as with any city and not leave anything in the sight of people who might decide they want something. Why such the difference in the opinions of the people on Virtual Tourist vs. here? Any ideas?