There are far worse neighborhoods in Flint than that one they name. I worked in that neighborhood for 6 years, and often was down there at 3-4 am to open the office up. Though we had a lot of thefts, and dumping in the area, we also had Johns beating hookers in the neighboring parking lot.
In the 6 years I was there (the named area) the Taco Bell manager got shot, and a John and his hooker got whacked on Lapeer Rd.
Robert T, Dayton Ave, Dupont, Clio Rd, Pierson Rd, or any of the "state named" streets are much worse areas.
I had to do service calls in a lot of those areas sometimes when I worked at the Pierson Rd Home Depot, that got sketchy - i was the main reason I kept my '87 caprice around. I would take that on a call rather than my lifted Wrangler - it actually made a huge difference in how I was treated down there.