not really safe place in 2014. It is easy to become robbed after 7 pm if you walk alone in street. If you are not sure - use taxi - it is cheap - normaly 200 Bs for small distance as of Dec 2015. During daytime avoid all barrios - they are not safe.
Police and National guards
are not stopping foreigners and normally not trying to extract money from you which is really different from other parts of Venezuela.