(I cannot get anything to work right this morning so I am posting this rough draft I make earlier! Greetings from Wyoming!)
I have mentioned it many times here, that when we park near cities we do not know, I will look on the net to check for great places to visit, and crime statistics.
Detroit has declared Bankruptcy and I remember being there and checking the crime statistics, which were bad. To visitors it said ‘you will be safe with two blocks of GM hq.’ That is sorta scary so we did drive by the GM buildings on the water front. ….BUT……
I never considered it a problem in Las Vegas. However, as we moved about the city (away from the strip) I noticed a lot of steel bars on windows and doors, not just businesses either.
What got me thinking about this? We had a letter we needed top mail so I spotted a drop box on the street ad pulled up to it. An official USPS notice on each box:
DO NOT DEPOSIT MAIL AFTER LAST PICK-UP TIME, PROBLEMS WITH IDENTITY THEFT.
Now that just gives you the warm fuzzies on a Blue USPS mail box. As we walked past a home, I noticed a lock on the house mail box! I have never seen that before.
As I have said many times here, Sherry and I have a practice of sharing a jelly biscuit on Sunday morning at McDonalds. I usually pick up the napkins as she orders. NO NAPKINS OR NAPKIN HOLDER, they were issued two per person at the counter. (If you are a customer you can ask for more and get them)
We usually use the restroom before leaving McDonalds, for church. I couldn’t get in. Note on door:
SEE MANAGER FOR KEY TO USE THE RESTROOM. What?
There is a large homeless problem in Vegas. There also is a crime problem away from the lights and glitter. I am not sure if the homeless are treated any better in Vegas than other cities. I do know they are good to senior citizens who live there. Free tours/Trips. Free grocery trips from home to grocer and back. I understand there are a lot of other perks to the seniors. I also GUESS that many seniors spend their SS at the casinos.
Anyway I was just wondering how you feel about your town or city. Do you have a Crime problem that worries you?
I know there has always been crime. But I can remember KNOWING it was a federal crime to mess with the US Post Office, and back then, theft of mail was unusual.
1930 Minerva Van Plas Cabriolet
Built in Belgium, only about 50 of these were built. The goddess Minerva is the hood ornament.