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Offline Bubbermiley

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How methed-up is your town?
« on: June 11, 2019, 12:23:33 pm »
So for the past year or so Winnipeg has been enjoying an insane meth epidemic. There are all these zombie meth heads in the street that are prone to extreme sudden random violence. Cars and houses are constantly getting broken into and cyclists are being robbed of their bikes as they ride in the streets. The murder rate is already past last year's rate, and most of them have been seemingly random stabbings. One kid was murdered in his grandmother's house by a meth head who randomly invaded their home. It generally seems sort of apocalyptic, and I was just wondering if this is happening everywhere or if there us still somewhere I can escape to.
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Offline Sir Humphrey

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 01:30:24 am »
Well, don't flee to Baltimore. We have an opioid "epidemic" according to the Governor.
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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 09:39:34 am »
So for the past year or so Winnipeg has been enjoying an insane meth epidemic.

My kids just moved to a better area of Winnipeg because of this, yes.
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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 02:38:41 am »
It is far worse in Alberta but people in Manitoba are nuts to begin with so lock your bike up, kids.

Offline Coolio

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2022, 11:20:03 am »
So for the past year or so Winnipeg has been enjoying an insane meth epidemic. There are all these zombie meth heads in the street that are prone to extreme sudden random violence. Cars and houses are constantly getting broken into and cyclists are being robbed of their bikes as they ride in the streets. The murder rate is already past last year's rate, and most of them have been seemingly random stabbings. One kid was murdered in his grandmother's house by a meth head who randomly invaded their home. It generally seems sort of apocalyptic, and I was just wondering if this is happening everywhere or if there us still somewhere I can escape to.

Has the meth epidemic eased up in the Peg?  I think crime in Winnipeg is exaggerated by it's residents. Sure, it worse than Toronto or Ottawa, but in my 30 years of living there, I always found the perception of crime was far worse. Also, the vast majority of violent crime seemed to be confined to the usual suspected areas (North End, West End, Weston, etc).  When I looked at a homocide map for 2022, only about 5 of the 45 murders were committed in the suburbs.  Even when I resided in West Broadway for 3 years, I never felt threatened.

Call me naieve, but I found if one does not associate with gangs, stays clear of pubs  after 11, and doesn't look for fights, there is a very low risk of being the victim of crime. I find most crime happens to vulnerable people (Mentally ill, Indigenous, etc), but there are ways we could prevent that.  Anyway meth is a problem here, but I think meth use peaked the year before COVID, and may be on the decline.

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2022, 01:07:35 pm »
It's only gotten worse since covid. The murder rate this year was a record high with a disturbing number of young teenagers in groups somewhat randomly stabbing people on streets, buses, the main public library...

It's true though that if you stay home and don't talk to anyone, you'll probably just have your garage broken into.
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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2022, 04:31:22 pm »
It's only gotten worse since covid. The murder rate this year was a record high with a disturbing number of young teenagers in groups somewhat randomly stabbing people on streets, buses, the main public library...

It's true though that if you stay home and don't talk to anyone, you'll probably just have your garage broken into.

The Downtown Library victim was homeless. I heard it was two homeless men got into an altercation.


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Offline Bubbermiley

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2022, 06:45:24 pm »
That doesn't make me feel any better.

Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2022, 10:20:41 pm »
I haven't noticed a ton of meth or drug use in my town, i really don't know.  But there's still a lot of violence in the news.

In my former town of residence the drugs were crazy.  A lot of regular young men were on drugs.
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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2023, 12:42:37 pm »
I estimate that Kim City is approximately 96% methed-up.   

When it comes to overall crime, We're #1!   In violent crime we're behind some other places, but when you include theft and property crime, we zoom into the lead.  And I expect that drug-people stealing stuff to finance their addiction is the bulk of the problem.  I'm quite tired of my building being broken into and vandalized by goons looking for stuff to steal.  Repairing damage caused by thieves eats a chunk of our strata fees every year.  I've had one bike stolen, and someone got into my car and tossed everything looking for something he could use (swiped a GPS I hadn't used for years, and a pair of expensive hiking boots that won't fit him...)   Just sick of it.

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 09:46:10 am »
I live in literally the safest city in Canada, with the lowest violent crime rate in the country. 

Meth though?  Yeah we like our meth.   ;D

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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 09:54:50 am »
Quebec City?
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Re: How methed-up is your town?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2023, 10:46:06 am »
Quebec City?

How dare you  >:(

No - It's sleepy Guelph, Ontario. 
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