Unfortunately crime has been and always will be part of society. It hurts every community, Spokane is certainly no exception, and our city like many its size struggles with a bad reputation, one that suggests crime is not only prevalent, but constantly on the rise here.
Going to crime scenes we hear neighbors and witnesses tell us crime was never this bad and things are getting worse. Is that assumption true? Is the city deteriorating? Are criminals taking over?
"Well I suppose in comparison to other places its not so bad., but its not good," Roberta Stehr said.
"I do feel like it is definitely increasing, for sure," Katie Wardell said.
It doesn't matter where you live, whether you're a victim or a concerned neighbor, crime is a part of the world we live in, and for whatever reason Spokane has an image problem. You may have heard the nicknames about the town that wants to be known as an All American City. So why is that? Maybe we just see it more.
"I think you do on television, if you watch television at all you're going to get it on the news," Robert Clemons said.