Except there may be no better.I don't go anywhere you need "street smarts".
I'm a tourist on perpetual vacation. I'll go somewhere better.
A big part of street smarts isknowing what street to not walk down when.
But I suspect you know that.
OTOH, even though I support the 2nd amendment I have never kept loaded guns around. My theory is a bit like your “go elsewhere” comment. If I need a gun its time to move. We had an attempted burglary while at home (Yikes!!!) but had already decided to move onto the boat. That just kept the door from hitting us in the ass.