Reply to post: Re: Missing the point

Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Missing the point

"I remember carnivals where the whole estate would get together to watch, and there wasn't as big as a worry of crime"

Perception is not reality.

Statistically we are safer than we've ever been at any point in history, even with recent minor rises in crime figures.

That makes any form of crime newsworthy which in turn means that people think crime levels are higher. They're not, they're just better reported.

I lived in the countryside as a kid in some very isolated areas. The reason we didn't bother locking doors was that anyone wanting to break in would do so anyway and as well as a turned-over house you'd also have a smashed doorframe or windows. If the place wasn't locked they usually didn't bother making a mess and just went for cash or easily sellable items.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020