Posted by Know-It-All, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:49 am
The total crime rate has dropped significantly compared to 2006 (height of the fake real estate boom). This is partially due to the fact that many potential perpetrators of various crimes have left the area due to lack of jobs/opportunities. In other words, the economic downturn has driven out significant number of potential criminals. At the same time, it has added an incentive to commit crime for those who are still in the area and now lack economic opportunities. But the net rate is evidently down.
Posted by Mr. Big, a resident of the Martens-Carmelita neighborhood, on Dec 20, 2010 at 1:26 am
I sound like a broken record, but this the 5th time in the last few weeks that I'm calling for issuance of a CCW to all law abiding citizens. Murders, rmed robberies, shootings, stabbings, gang assaults, home invasions, kidnappings, etc.
Time to get armed, get trained and defend ourselves... The police cannot be omnipresent. There was even an armed robbery with a Mac-10 sub-machinegun right in from of the police station this year.
DON'T WALK INTO YOUR HOME IF YOU NOTICE A BREAK IN! CALL THE PD.
Posted by In response to Mr. Big, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Dec 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Mr. Big, you indeed sound like a broken record. We are seeing a rise in crime, and you keep talking about carrying arms. Responding to violence with more violence does not make MV or any city a better place. That would just entitle criminals to also legitimately own guns, not exactly what I would personally like. We all should take a more active role in neighborhood watch and be very careful about securing our homes, as well as avoiding investigating by ourselves when suspecting that something is wrong, just saying.
Posted by MV Resident, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Dec 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm
A $400 phone would probably look like an iPhone 3GS.
Note that AT&T typically subsidizes iPhones because you're signing a two-year contract. The retail value of an iPhone 4 is $600. I believe here in California, you pay sales tax on the retail value of the handset, not the subsidized amount (I don't actually own a smartphone). The $199 iPhone 4 isn't really a $199 handset.