I'm planning on staying in Paris with my wife for a few days in April. I've found a number of hotels for a reasonable price and with overall good reviews on TripAdvisor. But all of them are located in the area outside the Boulevard Périphérique. I have been told that the crime rate is higher in that part of the city (mostly petty theft, robbery and burglary). So, I'm considering staying at a more central hotel (and paying considerably more, of course).
More specifically, most hotels are on the North and East suburbs. Three of them near the Gallieni station, one near the Garibaldi station, one near the Porte de la Chapelle station and one near Vanves-Malakoff train station.
Am I being too paranoid? Is it safe, for example, to come back walking to the hotel at night?