Well, well - look who decided to visit!!!!
Thank you Ian for your awesome comment. I am going to experiment with replying within your quote as I do tend to forget what I want to say - yep, those senior moments/lol.
I hope I don't confuse everyone too much - okay here goes - see below
I've put 'no'. Mind you you will have to define crime as it's a big subject theft? mugging? fraud? scams? If most people weren't law abiding society just wouldn't work.
You are so right - crime does involve a lot of things. Hmmm, never thought of that. If anyone wants my "two cents" worth - I think the scams have increased and the sad part is that they are focused on the desperate job hunters. LOL, I no longer deal with the online job sites as I finally figured out that they post job ads and do not care if the job really exists. For example, a lot of "id" thefts are happening from information taken from "online" resumes. I caution folks on my "How To Survive Unemployment" site to not provide personal information like phone numbers and addresses until they are sure the job posting is valid. I had challenged CareerBuilder about a year ago about one of their ads just to see if they care. Yes, they took down the ads for a while (one of their largest clients) but put it back up claiming they had investigated. Yikes - that is when the "light bulb" went on in my head - these jokers will post an ad for anyone that pays them. I am hoping more people will challenge these "bogus" ads and maybe boycott certain sites to make a point. Until such time I now find my own job openings the old fashioned way - networking and using my feet and hands to knock on someone's door. Yes, the online routine is ever so convenient but I am in my 50's and see too much heartache every day from folks that got their identity stolen through their resumes. In ending, I marvel at the boldness of some "bogus" sites asking for your social security number. Oh no! They will get that when I am in their chair filling out paperwork. And even then I am leery.
Mind you having said that on some of my visits to the US I have had people try the old "$20 for petrol" con- possibly trying to set me up for a mugging too. Also have had to gently warn off sharp-eyed predators 'hanging about' possibly with an eye to bag or chain snatching from my less aware family members.
LOL, crime is worldwide and I tell people visiting my island (Jamaica, West Indies) to try to go with a group. Why? Hopefully the tour guide will know the areas to stay out of. I as a local will not visit some areas - hey, love my life and want to be around to see my future grandkids. Bottom line, even when the economy is great - you have to use commonsense when you are out and about. My 25 year old daughter (only child) thinks I am crazy, and I have had to back up and not worry as much - but she takes some serious chances with her safety. Bottom line, if something happens to her - I will know in my heart I did try to teach her to be careful. I have never been mugged, raped, robbed or had my place broken into. I love my life, but use caution with my surroundings.