I am a former Palo Alto resident, and during the several years that I lived there (in the late 1990's and early 2000's) the only "crime" related incidents were mostly loud parties, unruly teenagers, or other minor incidents. Now, it seems like every time I check news in Palo Alto there is a new gun-related crime...it seems like this is a daily occurrence now.
Palo Alto is going downhill. It is turning into East Palo Alto. There are burglaries, crimes, guns, etc. and I would never feel safe living there again. Something needs to be done, and I think it must be drastic. There need to be security systems installed, many many more police officers on duty, and undercover police officers paroling the streets.
It makes me angry that such a great city is being targeted by criminals.