Major crime decreases in Nebraska in ...

Major crime decreases in Nebraska in 2006

There are 4 comments on the Grand Island Independent story from Jul 26, 2007, titled Major crime decreases in Nebraska in 2006. In it, Grand Island Independent reports that:

“People get upset because it's so senseless”

The total incidents in Nebraska of murder, sexual assault, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, vehicle theft and arson decreased by 2 percent in 2006. via Grand Island Independent

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40 something in Bellevue

Omaha, NE

#1 Jul 29, 2007
Poor or non-existent parenting, bored kids with no "respect training" and single/working parent homes contribute to the petty crimes in our part of the state (among other things). Having camera security systems is a viable alternative to sitting on the front lawn all night waiting for punk crime. A multi camera system that records to a hard drive can be as cheap as $500 for the DYI group. Even with security cammeras, dogs and watchful neighbors we will still see these petty crimes periodically as kids "act up". The best defense is parents who parent well.
40 something in Papillion

Omaha, NE

#2 Jul 29, 2007
or you could get out and get involved in a kid's life. Pick a neighbor kid who's parents are together. Volunteer at a church youth group. Go work at the county jail. Go to Family Services and ask how you can help.

Get out from behind you camera and make a difference in a kid's life. Maybe that one kid then won't do a petty crime. Maybe that one kid will influence one other kid who won't do a petty crime.
40 something in Papillion

Omaha, NE

#3 Jul 29, 2007
meant to say "who's parent's aren't together" .. not who's are together... sorry

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Since: Jul 07

United States

#4 Jul 31, 2007
I appreciate that you both are trying to come up with solutions...support one another. Each position is valid.

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