I have met street pretenders. These are kids from good homes who think denying where they come from gives the street cred.
I think it's funny how many people look for a "ghetto tour guide" to teach them about the "problem" and then after a short while they disappear back their their comfortable homes forgetting the people they were trying to help.
There are demons and angels walking our streets. You can find them in the libraries, bus stops, and laundry mats. If you have the eye for it. Personally I prefer country living. I would rather face a bear pissing in the woods than a bum pissing in an open grate.
...personal preference you know...