I forgot to mention the incident a few months ago when two women tried to steal my baby pug out of my back yard. I was blessed enough to walk outside and catch the woman with my puppy in her arms, and her car pulled up on the curb with the passenger door open. The other woman was sitting in the drivers seat with the car running. I realize that there is crime in other places as well, but I've never seen anything like Deltona.
I too have been here 3 years .This city is a damn hovel .I think moving here was the biggest mistake Ive ever made in my life . No jobs , 5 to 7 cops for 88000 people , noone speaks english , and rampant crime. Im so happy my property value has fallen over 100 grand in 3 years , Im so glad for all the section 8 garbage , Im so happy about all the meth head white trash .I have friends from other areas that have considered buying in central florida , and Ive told them Ill be out and home when things get a lil better ,(though Im thinking they wont ).best of luck and do like the rest of the state and get a gun , burglar bars and a viscous attack dog, or get a panic alarm on your home. I really wouldnt blame the cops because they are completely overworked here in deltona , they get calls all day and night for annoying bullshit , and fireworks are kinda legal here .goto a gun range so that next time you hear the sounds of what you think is gunfire , you can tell the difference..not bashing you , I understand , but knowing the difference between gunfire and fireworks will def help ya out in the long run . Best of luck .And try and stay safe ..BTW I lived my whole life in NYC and have had more helicopters fly over my area in 3 years than 45 years in NY. Its like the wild west .