I found very interesting what one of your readers had to say how he’s been living here basically crime free from 1978 to 2005.
I think that as soon as a place becomes too busy, and many transients and tourists pass through, crime naturally rises. And it’s no use blaming the police for inefficiency. There just aren’t ever enough of them, and they’re not TV cops that solve every crime.
The thing is, once places have become hubs of crime, they usually don’t change back to become peaceful crime-free backwaters again.
Maybe it’s time to leave the south coast, and move to the west coast, which will not get that busy as long as the building restrictions are observed.
We have to accept changes, and sometimes we have to move. Just as we all did when we left our last places of residence and moved to Portugal.