In the districts of Barranco and Miraflores, Lima is really really safe. Miraflores is more of an upity district full of all the rich peoples, and high end restaurants and stores, and very cleanly kept. Barranco is just a tiny bit grittier, and full of gorgeous graffiti and street art.
The graffiti and street art in Barranco is pretty, meaningful, and full of love and colour, and I'm wishing I'd taken more pictures of it - which often happens when the prettiness is sooo much that one is just in that moment and the idea of coming out of that moment to capture a picture all but disappears. Anyhow, if you are ever in Lima - make that trip to Barranco and check it out!! While your at it grab a coffee or ice cream and take in the wonderful performances from the local street musicians.
Tahira Nusrat Karim