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Person on the street: Do you think crime is on the rise?

Joe Gibson
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A quick look on social media or in conversations around town, the perception seems to permeate that crime is on the rise in western Nevada County. Ivan Natividad, digital editor at The Union, took to the streets to see what folks were thinking: Is crime on the rise?

“I live out there on the streets, I don’t have a house. So I notice a lot of stuff. As far as I can see, not a lot (of crime).” — Joe Gibson

“Well, for one thing when you drive around town — especially in the evenings — you see a lot of people that you know are not out making a living, and it’s just sad.” — Karen Chileski



“I mean as far as I’m concerned. You know, I’m a guy, I was in the army for two years. There’s nothing out here that the army hasn’t done before. It’s a piece of cake.” — Larry Friedel

“I’ve had people want to break into the house. Lot of homeless people. I think that’s where the crime comes from.” — Bill McCrea




“I definitely do, sadly, yes I think crime is on the rise.” — Diana Delecoeur


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