Whats going on here in Maine (crime)
It has always been a funny statistic here in Maine, the running statistical joke was you were twice as likely to die on a snowmobile than you were getting murdered. That is on average we have about 10 murders a year, snowmobile fatalities are typically in the high teens.
This year every weekend it seems someone has gotten murdered. There was a couple in a tiny town called Wayne, Maine. One just outside of Bangor, and if my count is accurate we are hitting the 20 mark for the year. Now it has come to my county. A kid was purposely run over last weekend in his own driveway by a another kid with a truck in Winterport.
This is nuts. Waldo County Maine, by statistics anyway, is the safest place to live crime wise. I deduce that because we have the lowest crime rate in the state, and Maine has the lowest crime rate in the nation. Heck I don't even own a gun, nor do I lock my doors, my car or even have a door on my snowmobile shed.
I was just curious what crime is like for other woodworkers on here. Is is something you worry about? Maybe not so much murder, but theft? What precautions do you take? Have you ever had a problem with undesirables (besides your brother in law borrowing your tools) messing with your tooling?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"