Recession Leads To Increase In Petty Crimes and B & E’s


 The recession has led to a major increase in petty thefts and home break and enters across the entire nation as the economy continues its’ spiral into hell while under the not so good guidance of the federal Conservative Party of Canada.
 As thousands of Canadians are losing their jobs, some of those people are resorting to crime to pay their bills and feed their families or addictions as they await their intital EI cheques. Some people are waiting upwards of 7 weeks for their first payments and being denied social benefits for that duration.
 Home prices  are continuing to plummet across the region according to local real estate sales figures as people attempt to bailout from their zero down mortgages in an effort to stave off creditors and bankruptcy while waiting for the economy to turn around. This fire sale mentality has lead to the most major value decline in home values in twenty years.
 Oxfords’ social agencies are anticipating a major increase in required usage as peoples’ EI benefits begin to peter out and the effects of the recession begin to take hold. At present demand has far exceeded that of anything they were prepared for. The crippling effect of having so many people using the social safety net is that those costs are born by local ratepayers through property taxes, and with so many ratepayers out of work we run the risking of bankrupting  quite a few people in the community in which we live through the burden of high taxation.
 It is imperative that the adminstrations of all tiers of government reign in their spending habits but more than anything local municpalities need to get a grip on their expenses. The people of the country cannot propel an economic recovery as long as all of their monies are being taken from them in the form of taxes. 
 We can fully expect that crime will become more prevalent if things continue in this downward trend. Be prepared for that inevitability. 


  1. Anonymous
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    "Be prepared for that inevitability."

    Lock & Load.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I would hope that it’s our local Police that are prepared for that eventuality.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Me too. Sounds frightening.

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