local crime

Living in the suburbs of a small Canadian city you (a) like to think you live somewhere relatively safe and (b) don’t want to become a cliche by saying “I can’t believe it happened here.”

Crime always happens somewhere.

For the third time since we’ve lived here, almost twenty years now, our street has showed up in the local news with the headline including something like “homicide detectives are investigating.”

Yesterday was the third.

There’s never enough information in the news to push you back into that zone of relative innocence, tho. Was it random or did someone get in over their head? Was it hard crime or a domestic situation gone wrong? Did it happen here specifically, or did is just happen somewhere and that somewhere happened to be here?

Or am I just paying more attention today because my street was in the news?