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SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
30. Not in the least.
Mon Jul 11, 2016, 11:31 PM
Jul 2016

But I do pay attention to my surroundings, try not to be in "bad" neighborhoods, don't flaunt my (hah!) wealth, and just a go about my life. An awful lot of crime is purely random. The victim simply has the misfortune to be the one targeted.

I feel reasonably safe from burglary because anyone getting into my house would look around, see there's no TV, probably wouldn't be bothered to steal my desktop computer, maybe my laptop but even it's old enough not to be very desirable. I have some jewelry that might be worth taking, but not sure how hard a thief would search.

When I worked at DCA (National Airport) back in the 70's I took the bus from Alexandria, VA, to the airport. Almost always worked an afternoon shift, meaning I got off work at 10pm or later. Often, if weather was bad, a LOT later. Occasionally someone would ask if I wasn't worried about taking the bus home at 1am. I always laughed, pointing out that someone trying to stalk me would soon give up in despair because I never took a bus at the same time any two nights in a row. My walk from the bus stop to my apartment was well lighted, I paid attention to the surroundings, and NEVER had anything the least bit odd, let alone scary, happen.

I'm now 67, and am aware that as I get older there's the potential for being more of a target just because of my age. And while there are no guarantees in life, I simply trust that doing what I've done all along is sufficient.

If I become a crime victim tomorrow I will most likely just chalk it up to random, unfortunate chance. And I hope I'll then go about my life as before.

I live in a gun humping nation Skittles Jul 2016 #1
I voted "no" b/c I didn't see "murdered at job by active shooter" Iris Jul 2016 #28
I have two choices Scootaloo Jul 2016 #2
"I am an old man," Mark Twain observed, "and have known many troubles . . . Journeyman Jul 2016 #3
I have been assaulted, and my home was burglarized. but, no, I do not worry. niyad Jul 2016 #4
Ditto (but no death threats.) elleng Jul 2016 #10
If you add Rape in there, it'd be my choice of fear uppityperson Jul 2016 #5
My home will be burglarized Duckhunter935 Jul 2016 #6
Saw a wall plague in Amish country a while back "Most things doc03 Jul 2016 #7
"out of 10 problems coming down the road, 9 will run off in the ditch before they get to you/" Ex Lurker Jul 2016 #37
I have been a victim of crime ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2016 #8
^This^ Solly Mack Jul 2016 #9
My concerns are no greater or less today than they were last week, or last month, or last year... S_B_Jackson Jul 2016 #11
No rape option? milestogo Jul 2016 #12
Not much concern, at least not enough to arm up to walk down street. Only increases odds for me Hoyt Jul 2016 #13
My house was robbed recently, while my wife & I were home... VOX Jul 2016 #14
Thieves are a big concern in my neighborhood... kentuck Jul 2016 #15
You left out rape and domestic abuse. nolabear Jul 2016 #16
True. kentuck Jul 2016 #17
Been there, done that... hunter Jul 2016 #18
Been a victim before, will be again probably Nevernose Jul 2016 #19
"Worry" isn't the word I'd use. DeadLetterOffice Jul 2016 #20
No. None of the above. panader0 Jul 2016 #21
I wouldn't say "worry"... SuperDutyTX Jul 2016 #22
Nyc is one of the safest large cities and I feel safe when I'm here La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2016 #23
I have a gun. Boudica the Lyoness Jul 2016 #24
My home was burglarized last fall. hamsterjill Jul 2016 #25
No. roody Jul 2016 #26
This is why it is important for the police to start doing something about crime scscholar Jul 2016 #27
No. Heeeeers Johnny Jul 2016 #29
Not in the least. SheilaT Jul 2016 #30
I gave up fear.... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #31
I can"t afford to really worry. Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2016 #32
Of those options, the most likely is robbed at gunpoint ecstatic Jul 2016 #33
I'm worried the .01% gwheezie Jul 2016 #34
I don't worry about it, but as I get older I think about it more. pablo_marmol Jul 2016 #35
Why worry? Either I will be or I won't be. All I can Saphire Jul 2016 #36
All and none, like most sensible middle class folks whatthehey Jul 2016 #38
I worry about being swindled. JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2016 #39
Invasion robbery. Igel Jul 2016 #40
Shit happens. I don't spend time worrying about that kind of stuff. nt Cali_Democrat Jul 2016 #41
I've been a victim of crime multiple times this year. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #42
I only worry about being a victim when I travel within American cities HereSince1628 Jul 2016 #43
I am mostly concerned about being assaulted by vagrants near my office Sen. Walter Sobchak Jul 2016 #44
I am amazed that so many accept crime and violence as a given. kentuck Jul 2016 #45
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