Okay, seriously, what is the area really like? I know there's another post about this topic, but there wasn't much info given on the details of the area. I have heard there's homeless people and winos in the area? I don't find that to be very dangerous. A little uncomfortable, yes, but unless they come up to you and start bothering you, I don't see how it could be much of a problem.
I've been to San Francisco a few times and have felt completely unsafe walking around downtown even during the day there. And where I am originally from - the Los Angeles area - it really depends on where you go in LA. Some parts are safer than others.
Unless Wisconsin Ave. is a big gang area, is it really *that* bad? And I don't mean bad in terms of "bad compared to what you would normally see in Wisconsin", I mean bad in general. Bad as in - do we need to worry about our car being tampered with in the parking lot area? Stuff like that.