OUt of my eighteen years living here I've only experienced one issue regarding a break in.
Everything is close by, nice weather, a very peaceful community overall.
usually see someone walking, biking, running, etc.
people drive way to fast up and down monterey blvd. and in general Bay Area drivers are notorious for not really stopping at stop signs (rolling stop) and for not stopping for pedestrians when they are trying to cross in crosswalks marked by state law sign.
just the right amount of business in the area, don't want there to be any more.
very few restaurants in my immediate area and i'm just fine with that. don't want it to be a destination neighborhood.