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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 

What they do over here

Just been reading the Telegraph this morning (Afternoon in the UK – 8hrs time difference) with all its stories on street crime in the UK. Next to me is a copy of the local newspaper with the crime statistics from a Ski Resort called Squamish and its suburbs in British Columbia. In one week the crime statistics read as follows; 309 open files, 14 Complaints of erratic driving, 4 impaired driving, 18 false alarms, 24 abandoned 911 (Emergency) calls. Confirmed arrests & ‘crimes’; one theft from vehicle, one breaking and entering, one drunk and disorderly, one outstanding warrant; six bear sightings in the middle of town.

All this in an area over ten kilometres long. On a walk through town, we saw two RCMP patrols doing what Coppers from time immemorial have done best; go out looking for trouble. Over here the courts seem to be better at nailing malefactors to the nearest wall, especially the petty stuff, which the local cops come down on hard & heavy. I’ve never felt more relaxed – now if only they could keep those pesky bears out of town.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Mad Dog said...

The answer is clear: introduce Chav-eating bears into the UK's inner urban areas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 7:30:00 pm  
Anonymous dill the dog said...

I actually saw three coppers at once yesterday - they did a quick tour of the PC World car park (in their car). I bet they get a lot of business from all those people trying to nick printer paper.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 11:09:00 pm  
Blogger Davo said...

I was searching for some interesting and humorous blogs at Google and found this site by typing in the word "walking." Other attempts have been unsuccessful.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 4:48:00 am  
Blogger Robert said...

You're in Squamish? What brings you here?

Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/journallive/thejournal/tm_headline=artist-in-frame-for-dodgy-parking-of-an-easel&method=full&objectid=19568642&siteid=50081-name_page.html

No Easel Parking Allowed....

Monday, August 27, 2007 1:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that it then? Cheerio!

Sunday, September 16, 2007 12:55:00 pm  

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