''In 2009 it was reported by The Advertiser that, in the two years prior, Davoren Park had increased its reputation for violence and dysfunction to the point where it had become "a place where emergency crews fear to go".
"I have too many kids," she said. "I can't live with other people. This was the only place I could get a house without sharing.
"I've lived in Salisbury and Smithfield, and this is the worst. It's s***. It's Davoren Park.
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"Given half a chance, I would move from here. I would not have my kids here.
"My kids aren't allowed to play outside. They're not even allowed to come out the front until it's time for school."
Another resident, who has lived in the suburb for six years and also did not want to be identified, said he carried a knife when he walked the streets.
He said gangs of 10 to 15 people, some of whom carried weapons, were common in the area.
"I do not walk the streets at night unless I've got a blade on me," he said.
"If you stay out of other people's business you've got nothing to worry about in this area.
"That's the only way you can survive this suburb."
The man's partner said a combination of drugs, alcohol, unemployment and boredom made Davoren Park a crime hot spot.
"Most people are on drugs around here because they are bored," she said.
Not just residents are scared for their welfare in the suburb.''