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Question Of The Week: Do You Feel Safe?

Have you changed your routine because of recent incidents? Are you taking any extra precautions these days? Patch wants your opinions.


Crime has been making a lot of Patch headlines throughout metro Atlanta recently.

This past Saturday, to investigate residential and commercial burglaries. Also on Saturday, SWAT teams were involved in suspected of being involved in a shooting.

, while Atlanta police continue to look for .

, while Decatur Police reports that earlier this week. And in Tucker, to stop a recent rash of car break-ins.

So our Patch Question of the Week is: Do you feel safe? Have you changed your routine because of possible crime? Are you smarter about not leaving valuables in vehicles or walking alone at night?

Tell us your thoughts and join the discussion of this important, quality of life issue.

"E Pluribus Unum" August 19, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Bernard, great suggestion. Our HOA has discussed doing this in the past. Regarding cost, are you able to give a general estimate? Thank you.
Anna August 22, 2012 at 02:44 PM
To answer the question, No i do not feel safe.
Reginald Wheeler August 22, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I feel safe... This is no matter where I am. I pay attention to my surroundings and I don't put myself or my family in harms way by being careless. I do own several guns and I do open carry when I'm in an area that is known to have a high crime rate. I live in a gated community and I always alert management when I catch tailgaters following someone into the complex. Having said that I don't depend on the Police in Sandy Springs to keep my family and I safe(no offense to them they are a great bunch of officers). If you're looking for a way to help fight crime all you have to do is "Pay Attention"(Know who your neighbors are, report suspicious behavior, and fight back). Criminals hate people who fight back.
Harry Carey August 24, 2012 at 08:57 PM
"roger that "did not say how he made the sound of gunfire, perhaps with blanks, or , some other way. you might look up the "defenders creed"
"E Pluribus Unum" August 25, 2012 at 02:28 AM
HC...what is the point being made?

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