After reading a lot of this thread and people have mentioned. It's not all Netheredge where there is a problem, it's the area in Netheredge around the "common ground" My friend got mugged there on Christmas Night last year, I've heard of many other problems in that area too. If only there was more of a police presence then it would help. Also by clearing the common ground area and cutting down the bushes / trees so people cannot hide in there it would be a great help.
I used to live in that area and never had a problem luckly, I now live further up in Netheredge which seems to be a lot better and I've not heard of any trouble in the area I now live in.