And The Government Says Serious Crime Is Diminishing

GOVERNMENT CLAIMS THAT SERIOUS CRIME STATS ARE FALLING

 I think the government is lying. What a fine way to start a story. Really though, when one looks at things around them, and when one looks at the small town I live in(36,000 people plus a few pets) this statistic seems improper.
 Woodstock over the past 12 months has now had numerous armed robberies(hell, the Mac’s across the road from me gets robbed ever few days I think)one complete human dismemberment and an associated unauthorized backyard burial,a few bludgeonings, one guy was shot a block to the rear of my shop over some alleged drug debts, and a few more home invasions than usual have taken place in the region with people being assaulted in their homes(hey, some criminal typed people say its’ easier to do a home invasion than a break and enter hence the increase in that nature of crime) and a flurry of armed bank jobs, and here we are in the midst of a child abduction that has grossly affected the entire community…except for the one person that knows something about that case…I guess they are affected as well then by that measure. 
 What I do know is that when I first came to Woodstock, there were hardly any robberies, beatings came after a bad night in the bar(not just for shits and giggles as we see today)and home invasions hadn’t been invented as of yet. To me it seems that crime has increased in this community, and Im sure that violent and serious crimes have increased with the passing of years as well.
 Frankly, the government is lying to you…perhaps there should be a category forincreased lying measures by the government?
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5 Comments

  1. Mike Barr
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Woodstock became a substantially less safe city to live in once Ron Fraser was promoted. With his head permanently in the sand (or the bottle) there is no wonder crime gets worse.

  2. Darwin O'Connor
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    “What I do know is that when I first came to Woodstock, there were hardly any robberies”

    Are you sure? It may be that the press are reporting them more because they are sensational and easy to report. Also, people tend to forget bad things over time.

  3. Darwin O'Connor
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    “What I do know is that when I first came to Woodstock, there were hardly any robberies”

    Are you sure? It may be that the press are reporting them more because they are sensational and easy to report. Also, people tend to forget bad things over time.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    there have ALWAYS been robberies in Woodstock. but getting rid of Fraser would sure help

  5. Anonymous
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Let’s see. You can believe your own personal experience or, you can believe what the government tells you. It’s an IQ test. Right? 🙂


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