The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Crime prevention

Get involved in watch programs

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
What are the crime rates in Snohomish County, and our nation in general, being caused by?
There has been a significant increase in break-ins and thefts in Snohomish County recently. At least three burglaries occurred in the south county last week. In one incident someone attempted to break in by kicking in the back door, while the resident and her three small children were at home. There have also been reported thefts of packages at front doors, and mailbox units being stolen or vandalized.
We have to ask ourselves "why?" Is it our depressed economy? Could it be that our children are not being taught and shown proper morals and values? Or perhaps is it the decline of social values? Drugs, profanity, pornography and the desire for self-centered, instant gratification are so prevalent today, leading people down a slippery slope in to a life of crime.
Making a difference starts with each individual, working to impact and improve their life, their family's lives, and that of others.
One way to deter crime is to join your neighborhood watch. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reports, "Crime prevention is a shared responsibility. By getting organized and cooperating with your neighbors you can reduce your risk of becoming a victim and create a greater sense of security in your neighborhood."
For information on neighborhood watch programs, visit
Trevor Bickford
Troop 91
Mount Baker Council

More Letters Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates