How's The Crime In Your City?

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  1. Don Alaska

    Don Alaska Well-Known Member
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    I know Anchorage has areas now, where the medics are not allowed to respond without a police presence, as several ambulance teams have been attacked while responding, mostly to overdose cases among the homeless community. Anchorage is proceeding down the path that San Francisco and Seattle have trod, and the homeless population is growing rapidly. Not too much of a problem out here, as there are no free services available here. I don't know why anyone would choose to be homeless in Alaska, especially in Fairbanks, but many choose that life for the freedom. A lot of folks are injured by the cold every year, though. Churches and other non-profits are allowed to take in homeless on an emergency basis, when the temp drops to -20 F. or lower, but they have to comply with strict standards during regular times.
     
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    And only 20 miles away? Surprising, as the areas surrounding our own large cities, the "Metropolitan Areas", stretch in some cases 100 or more miles, Los Angeles being one of them. If one drives there from Las Vegas, one uses Interstate 15, which winds it's way down to San Bernadino (CA), thence another freeway (forget which) heads due west towards L.A., past literally tens of thousands of homes and businesses, a distance I'll guess is perhaps 80 miles or more. L.A. has a fairly high crime rate, nothing new there, as Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) delved into it's intricacies 60 years ago. Some of it's surrounding "suburban cities" are seething with crime, Pacoima and Burbank come to mind.
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    My small rural NE Texas town has very low crime, some drugs on the N side but very low crime here all together, we just do not tolerate it at all neither does the Sheriff or Police. When we got loads of Katrina refugees it overnight went sky high as to thefts and other related issues but when residents got enough and stopped all that they left and it just seemed to stop over night. Back to normal.
     
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    Yes, Frank.. because this is such a small island in certain areas of the country , a distance of 20 miles can make a huge difference in the dynamics of the area, and even the accents and dialects...
     
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    @Tex Dennis
    It would be interesting to know what the prevailing attitudes are in your town regarding personal protection: firearms ownership.
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    And I would never have thought of it in that way! Enlightenment strikes me more often the older I get!
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    Frank we are very PRO firearm here almost 30% have a LTC permit, we just do not tolerate crime and those engaged in crime know that very well, rural small town where you know your neighbors, the response time for me if I had to call the Sheriff is over 20 minutes usually, I would call neighbors 1st then Sheriff. During Katrina refugee times the home break ins started after 2-3 of those breaking in were shot by residents they seemed to stop overnight. Rarely ever do you see any open carry yet legal with permits. I know of none of my neighbors that do not own firearms. Several churches here have shooting groups that are well attended by all ages. We also offer free to members that qualify situation awareness and LTC classes. Also a church security team in place.
     
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    I like it! Cozy, with neighbors united, rather than at war with each other. I'm generalizing a lot here, but the 20 years we lived in the Phoenix area, we saw conditions deteriorate; bigger the city got, the worse it was. Then, we sold out and bought a 300 acre spread in the Missouri Ozarks, buried in the Mark Twain National Forest. My nephew and neighbor from PHX went in thirds with us. $120,000 bought 300 with a livable old farmhouse with power and phone, no internet. Nearest neighbor was half a mile away. But, 23 miles to town of any size, 8 to town of 390 pop., no stores. Taxes were around $1.00 per acre per year!

    I shot target anytime, anywhere I liked. My carry has been with me for many years now, S & W 6906:
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    Frank the 2nd day I moved here I was paid a visit from neighbors bringing food and refreshments to us, the 1st day of the move they showed up to ask if we needed any help!
    2-3 were carrying a firearm, they brought a card with all their contacts numbers in it for me and asked mine as we all stand together watching for each other then you have MS Evans who is some different, very nosey which we all love and has an open door policy, she never knocks just a I am here same for her home. She was some years back the victim of a home breakin, raped, beat almost to death bones broken etc at 83 years old, when he left her to start the stealing of her items she managed to retrieve her shotgun and gave him a center of chest blast which stopped the incident totally deemed a town hero, the Sheriffs Dept bought her a handgun and free training, her comment was priceless "I just lost it when he took my purse" no charges filed and deemed a hero.
     
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    People helping people, especially in adversity. Just as it should be, in my estimation. Appreciate hearing about that.
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    Well, the murders and gun violence continue here. A young black adult shot and killed in Jacksonville Beach last night. Two other shootings in Jacksonville, black on black, so far this weekend.

    Just doesn't seem to be getting better here at all, but still people keep moving here. Guess to much gang and drug stuff going on. Compared to the two cities we are looking at to move to, those two cities literally have no crime.
     
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