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SClub909 t1_j6n9d7m wrote

People getting carjacked at that location should be a huge red flag.

Why live or raise a family here when your wife or GF could get carjacked in whats suppose to be a very safe area right now and a high foot traffic area at that.

Outside fishtown tavern.

After people were making fun of fishtown for hiring private security.


ColdJay64 t1_j6ovqsw wrote

It's incredibly uncommon for this area, it's still very safe overall.

I have no problem with the idea of private security, PPD doesn’t seem to have any presence in Fishtown when I’m there.


nowtayneicangetinto t1_j6p70dt wrote

It used to be uncommon years ago, now it happens pretty frequently. The police admitted to it a few months ago during a local meeting at Friends of St Laurentius


ColdJay64 t1_j6pdw91 wrote

How much have they increased? Has the increase been commensurate with the rise in these incidents across the city/country, or at a higher rate? In the 30 largest cities in the US, the average increase between 2019 and 2022 was 59%.


nowtayneicangetinto t1_j6pieuh wrote

Don't you feel like that response is normalizing carjackings? Crime is something that hits home even if it's consistently rising across the country, it hurts all the same. The point I'm making is that carjackings were not common 10 years ago in fishtown. If one happened it was a big deal. Now there are carjackings constantly. Even with crime up across the country, car jackings are exponentially more common in the city than burbs that are minutes outside of the city.


felldestroyed t1_j6oede1 wrote

Still much more likely to be a victim of a serious, life debilitating car accident on my 25 minute commute from the burbs than a victim of a violent crime in fishtown. My chances of being a victim even go down when I don't really go out past 10pm.