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Wellesley residents once more reminded it's no longer 1957

The Swellesley Report sounds another alarm: Three houses in the leafy suburb were burgled early this morning though unlocked doors or windows. The miscreants tried to get into a fourth house, but were cunningly foiled because the residents there made sure to lock their doors before turning in. Police issued the now obligatory warning to residents to lock their doors.

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Why, when ‘leafy’ neighborhoods are vandalized, is there such a lighthearted response from the host and his followers? One would think this kind of behavior would be frowned upon no matter where it is committed.

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And that's bad.

On the other hand, come on. It's not like the exact same thing didn't happen less than two weeks ago.

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Good Morning

Sorry Adam, I just had to double back on this.
I understand and agree with the concept of finding humor in everything and yes this was completely preventable. But the idea of a stranger entering someone’s home in the middle of the night with nothing but bad intentions is scary. This may sound a bit dramatic but things could’ve went really wrong really fast even with petty thieves just looking for a little bit of quick cash.

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We hate them for their manicured lawns.

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Looks like current burglary rates in Wellesley, and Massachusetts, are at an all-time low since at least 1960.

See historic crime rates here (second table has rate of crime per 100,000 people):
https://www.disastercenter.com/crime/macrime.htm

Then look here for Wellesley burglary rates:
https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/us/ma/wellesley/burglary-rate-statistics

With a town population of 29K, they had something like 11 burglaries in 2018. Maybe it's because people do in general lock and otherwise secure their homes better these days, maybe not.

But once again, "the good ol' days" is a myth. Burglary rates in 1980 were 10 times what they were in 2019.

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The widespread use of social media today makes it easier to report on these crimes to a large audience. Frequency bias, pure and simple.

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Note to self: make a pass through Wellesley before spending a lot of money on Christmas presents.

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Despite me never saying anything untrue that cannot be backed up with facts you don’t post my comments. I’ll keep it more simple
The rest of the world had using in the 1970s they been locking their doors since then.
The town should feel lucky they can now utilize their great world class police for calls other than children dribbling basketballs in the park.
Or walking their poodle without a muzzle lol
Look at their police blotter it’s comedy

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...for FREEZE PEACH!!!

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The rest of the world had using in the 1970s they been locking their doors since then.

Congratulations on getting this compelling and cogent thesis past the UHub thought police.

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I see You got the jist.
I see most of you didn’t have to get bused to Roxbury for school every day

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Sign up, hardo.

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people should not be surprised if burglaries and other crimes occur in leafy green suburbs, either.

Some years ago, when there was a spate of housebreaks/burglaries in Newton, MA, I couldn't bring myself to feel bad, because these people, like many people out in the suburbs and/or the boonies do, they took it for granted that it couldn't happen to them, where they lived.

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