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I live in on the 1400 block of Swann Street NW (“Gut Check,” 1/13) and was mugged in front of my basement apartment three months ago. If my neighbor hadn’t chased the man away, I’m not sure what would have happened. All told, the mugger got only $30, and I was able to keep my wallet and purse. However, the street has definitely felt much more dangerous recently than when I moved in last year. It’s a shame because it’s such a beautiful neighborhood. Hopefully, people will able to resolve their issues and begin rebuilding those properties.