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Crime rate since Covid

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  1. Ozzyguy

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    I don't know.
    We are all ready to move to Valencia once travel restrictions are lifted.

    Now all of a sudden wife is concerned for my safety as she thinks the crime rate will be much higher due to covid.
    She feels being a foreigner I will be a target.

    Thoughts? Have you seen a increase in crime thats worth worrying about.
     
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    It was a concern but so far no increase in problems here in Bacong....
     
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    Not heard of any crime going on, except the every other day murder.
     
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    All quiet here sa Siquijor. Guess it has something to do with the ambience. Maybe the tone of the relationships ye get with the neighbours. Could be wrong, could be right. But all quiet so far.
     
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    I recon the 'wak waks' keep everyone in place sa Siquijor.
     
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    We should Remember that we are in "Fiesta" Time in many parts of Negros and this has always resulted in an upsurge in opportunist theft to that of the real Norm, lets not be fooled with blaming it just on Covid, this week it is Talay, lets see what is reported, Last week it was Valencia. No bad news I think There, No increase was reported in Bacong recently so to my Mind there seems to be no upsurge in Theft due to Covid :thumbsup:
     
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    Well, as soon as we started to have curfew, I noticed locals increasing the height of their fences in Valencia/Liptong.

    You should not ask for advice here , but think for yourself. Does a poor man with even less get more desperate or not?
     
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    Ozzyguy DI Member

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    I say yes, if needs to feed his family he will do whatever is needed.
     
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    I am not sure we can generalise - some men (and women) will go to desperate lengths, in all countries, to gain the possessions of others (including food), even to gain things they don't desperately need, but there are some with such high moral standards they will not steal or kill. Desperation may cause some to eat garbage or unpalatable foods they collect locally - but not all will commit heinous crimes.
     
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    My wife finds work for the locals on our property, cutting down coconuts, cutting bamboo, cutting the grass etc.
    Saves me doing it :smile:
     
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