Is crime really that much of a factor in the V.I's? I have been to St Thomas and St. John numerous times and have never had any problems. I have herd stories about car break-ins, but that could happen anywhere. I remember on Grand Cayman, some people who I attended a diving trip with, were scared to travel to remote spots; from what I have seen, if you don't act like fool or flaunt $, you shouldn't have a problem. Common sense which could be applied globally.
yea exactley its really nothing compared to central america or mexico, but the thing is its a small island with a lot of angry people. but 9.5/10 chance your gonna be fine. i felt a lot more hated in st.thomas by the "locals" than anywhere else ive been!