Grand Rapids is a very safe city, but there are a few areas downtown where one should be cautious. Division and Wealthy, and the surrounding areas have been the setting of late-night shootings in the recent past (as of early summer 2006). The shootings are not robberies or muggings, but were people who knew each other. Pretty much all parts of Grand Rapids are safe at any time when traveling in a group and being aware of one's surroundings.