Just a question as it seems there are more and more reports of crimes daily on various manc news sites. Today on MEN alone we habe had. 80yr old man attacked in his home 2 students stabbed in town in broard daylight homeless man hospitalised in market street after attack. violent robery of shotguns Tameside Council workers bricked while cleaning up flood damage. That's just today. Recently we have had a spate of rapes and assaults ( men and women ) in town Several attacks in Leve an increase in shootings Metrolink attack increases Groups on quad bikes and scramblers harrassing residents and drivers. And statistically we have the highest crime rate increase in the country. So is the place getting rougher as whole or is it just that we hear more about it? Personnally I find it more or less as it has been throughout my life and I feel just as safe here as I always have. Though I have been on a night out with mates and we have been attacked in the Northern Quarter about 18 months ago by out of town drinkers, but then I expect arguements or fights break out most weekends so don't take that as an example of town being anything than what it is.