I have searched a little for posts about safe areas in SP, but nothing much to be found here, which surprises me in comparison with a city like Barcelona (Spain) where on the TA Forum there are hundreds of posts about street crime and safe aeas.I have been there myself and was scared there at first but it turned out OK (except my stolen mobile phone)..
How about this in Sao Paulo ? Is it safe to walk in the centre and other business hotels areas? In a trip report (not here) about Buenos Aires I read that thieves ever enter hotel lobbies to steal bags before guests checked in and another had her videocamera ripped of her shoulder. Is there a big risk like that in Sao Paulo too and where the least? Thanks for any help .