The in-coming city council will have 4 years to work at tackling the crime rate in Thunder Bay.
This week on Thunder Bay Votes: The issues that matter, keeping crime at bay.
With the election just over a week away, we decided to take our news mic into the community and ask you what the new council can do.
Many people spoke of police, noting a greater need for more officers, show them more public support, but also let them do their job. One person felt crime is being addressed quite well now, the police are doing a great job, but giving them more funding would help.
One person noted if poverty and homelessness are addressed, we’ll take care of crime.
Social organizations such as the crime prevention council have done studies, use that information, but we also need to find the source of crime, and have supporting factors, such as subsized housing.
Another individual wants the standard of living raised, so people don’t think that that’s what they need to do to make a living.
Young people and those that don’t have money were also mentioned… we need to find things they can do so they can be proud of themselves.
One person referred to God, stating if we started treating each other like God’s children, there’d be no crime.
Many people simply didn’t have an answer, citing how big the problem is.
And while another noted crime isn’t a good thing, he felt if it’ll break through the apathy, it’ll make us pay attention.