Is Anderlecht safe for living?

Hello Altrulist,

Recently I moved in Brussels with family as an expat and I am going to sign a rental lease contract which located in Anderlecht (Boulevard Sylvain Dupuis).

However, I heard that this area is not safe for living. Is it true?
Would you please share your opinion/experiences?

Thanks in advance.


This kind of question can be applied to any major city around the world. Anderlecht is not the Wild West...

Families have lived there for decades without problems and are proud to be Anderlecht.

Here is the official website of the Belgian Federal Police which takes up the security statistics. But since English is not a Belgian official language, you will have to manage...