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Old 10-28-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Yes, I wonder why Spring Hill would be exempt from the same things that happen all over the country and even around the world, including sink holes. Spring Hill is not in some protective bubble.
Definitely true, but I will say that years ago Spring Hill had the reputation of being a quiet, sleepy retirement community that was safer than most areas in Florida. Now, according to the crime statistics on Trulia, Hernando County's crime is now higher than the state's average.

I'm just curious is the change due to a larger populace or do you think there is another reason?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Surely a larger populace is going to increase a lot of things. Its increased traffic, crime, number of retail outlets, wait times at supermarkets, gee, everything that goes with a larger population. Spring Hill's populace went from mostly folks over 65 to a much younger age set over the past 10 years.

Overall I think that mankind has changed. The younger generation that was brought up with violent video games and music that lends itself to a violent theme. Years ago we never heard of people wiping out their families. Today is quite common. Years ago we never heard of kids carrying guns, going on murder sprees at school, killing themselves. The criminal element has gotten much younger these days.


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Definitely true, but I will say that years ago Spring Hill had the reputation of being a quiet, sleepy retirement community that was safer than most areas in Florida. Now, according to the crime statistics on Trulia, Hernando County's crime is now higher than the state's average.

I'm just curious is the change due to a larger populace or do you think there is another reason?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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Overall I think that mankind has changed. The younger generation that was brought up with violent video games and music that lends itself to a violent theme. Years ago we never heard of people wiping out their families. Today is quite common. Years ago we never heard of kids carrying guns, going on murder sprees at school, killing themselves. The criminal element has gotten much younger these days.
It truly is sad, and it doesn't seem likely to change.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Sad it is and it is going to change, but that is a whole nother forum subject.



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It truly is sad, and it doesn't seem likely to change.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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I guess I didn't know what "big city" crime is. I always thought that hundreds of homicides combined with thousands of other other violent crimes each year is what "big city" crime was all about. You know, the kind of thing that happens in places like Detroit and Chicago. But apparently, it's when someone commits an atrocity against their own family. Imagine that...

Was it "big city" crime when Susan Smith strapped her kids into a minivan and drove it into a lake in South Carolina?

Was it "big city" crime when Andrea Yates drowned her five kids in the bathtub in Texas?

I guess so.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:04 AM
 
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Sad it is and it is going to change, but that is a whole nother forum subject.
Well why don't ya start such a subject. That killing could have taken place anywhere. This was not a gang banger or druggie type of killing.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Well why don't ya start such a subject. That killing could have taken place anywhere. This was not a gang banger or druggie type of killing.

Right. To touch lightly on the subject, it seems that evil has overtaken a large segment of the population in this world. The subject matter is not something to be discussed in a relocation forum but perhaps a humanity section. Another for instance would be the father in China who chopped off a sons hand and
boiled it to ensure reattachment would not be possible, the case where the guy kept several women
hostage for years. Things like that are happening with more frequency. It's not normal.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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It's especially sad to me because Spring Hill was NOT like that years ago. Something changed I don't know whether it's just that the population has grown or if there is some other reason. I just know that Spring Hill seldom, if ever, made the news due to some weird or violent crime. That is no longer the case now. We have friends who are police officers there and they say it has gotten much worse in the last 3 years.

Might have something to do with this;


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Old 10-30-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Might have something to do with this;
File:Guns.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Guns are just tools. Knives, bricks, tire irons and a million other tools are used in murders all the time.
Guns are safe. The problem lies with the person in possession of the gun but not the gun itself.
If someone is intent on killing another any tool would work.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Guns are just tools. Knives, bricks, tire irons and a million other tools are used in murders all the time.
Guns are safe. The problem lies with the person in possession of the gun but not the gun itself.
If someone is intent on killing another any tool would work.
Sure...guns are no different than my hand tools. Lol. Children accidentally kill themselves with Vice Grips all the time.
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