Crime & Safety
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I have lived in Aberdeen the majority of my life and it has been pretty good. We are very close to the beaches and the Olympic National Forrest. Plenty of space for outdoor activities and some community event, not as many as there use to be. We have a large variety of restaurants and several small shops in downtown. Some things that could change would include more homeless shelters due to our high poverty rates, a better transport system, and more actuate flood plane maps. Seeing as we have some extreme weather on the coast and it is always raining.
I think as far as crimes go, its sorta decreasing. The amount of homeless at times seems a lot during the summer time, however, since Pokemon Go came out, the homeless and transients are being seen mainly during daylight hours, not so much in the evening anymore since many folks playing pokemon are out and about and my theory is because its on the phones and its perceived that they are taking photos, which some do, and many homeless don't particularly enjoy their photo taken drunk or high. Police have been pretty quicker lately to respond to calls, and their presence has been a little more lately since the Pokemon Go folks are out, which feels much safer.
I grew up in the Aberdeen area and over a course of 20 years I've watched a failing local economy devastate this community. This community economy relied heavily on logging and fishing 20 years ago. But changes in laws and mills closing many local businesses have closed their doors including the entire mall. The main highway to washingtons most popular beach destinatin ocean shores runs thru the heart of Aberdeen. I would like to see the downtown area and buildings get face lifts and have our community focus on tourism in order to boost our economy and create jobs.