I will be moving to the United States later this year and New Orleans is one of the places to which I can move (I've been accepted to a school there). I've heard a ton of horror stories about New Orleans post-Katrina though, so I am hesitant. At the same time, I'm afraid that the stories of crime are blown out of proportion and that if you don't go to the bad areas you don't risk anything. Do any of you live in New Orleans or know how things really are there now? Would you move there? Is it really as dangerous as the rumors suggest? I'd really appreciate any input!