(WICHITA, Kan.) — Riley Hilt and her friend have no problem walking around Old Town during daylight hours.
"At night… it can get a little scary,” Hilt said.
Hilt isn't alone in her feelings about Wichita's entertainment district. After Saturday's shoot-out, our Facebook followers sounded-off about the lack of safety.
Jan Bridgewater Green writes... "Exactly why I NEVER go to Old Town late at night."
Robin Bradley adds... "This is why I moved out of Wichita many years ago and have no regrets about leaving."
"It might be getting worse,” Hilt said.
Or is it?
FactFinder 12 looked at the most recent crime numbers for the Old Town area. According to the Wichita Police Department some types of crime have increased in the last two years, like burglaries, business robberies, and rape. But overall, crime is at the lowest level in five years--thanks to the drop in larceny cases-- like car break-ins.