Surrey residents are in risk at night! Efficient Cops?!
As a students studying in SFU Surrey, I have always heard that many peers need to stay up at school for working on their projects and return home at late evening. However, students are now facing a more serious safety problem at night as numbers of rubbers and homeless people set the students as their crime targets. It is extremely dangerous while going home alone and suddenly getting robbed under helpless situation at night. The safety in Surrey is worsening throughout the years and crime rate does not decreased.
A friend of mine had such experience during the trip home after school a few months ago. While she was walking down the street at night in Surrey, a homeless man came up to her and asked for money, a buck or two. However, my friend rejected him and walked away at once. The man left afterward, but came back to her a few minutes later and asked for the money again. "I gave him the money because it was so dark and there was no one around, he didn't do anything, but it was scary..." Joyce Lu said. Even though the man did not threaten her with a knife or dangerous tools, it is frightening enough for a girl walking in the dark and someone comes up to her for weird intentions. After the man left, Joyce called the cops and hoped the cops would catch the guy or do something to this incident. Unfortunately, the cops arrived one hour later after the guy left and they did not seem to care about the incident.
It is proven that cops are not always able to help avoid crimes happening around our community. Although cops will come after we dialed 911 for help, they don't always come immediately to provide help for the victims. Another similar case that I found from a SFU Surrey student reflected the same situation happened on my friend. He was even worse that he got robbed by a man with a knife hanging over his neck and forced him to give him money. The cops arrived two minutes later after the call by the student, but the thief was already left. Even though the cops arrived earlier this time, they did not seem to care about the catch the thief.
Himanshu Kundra"While reporting the incident to the cops I asked them can’t you guys just track him via GPRS because my cell phone was still alive. The cop did not reply and said we cannot do it" (Himanshu Kundra)
Consequently, both the weird man in the first incident and the thief in the second incident did not seem to be caught afterward. Cops are to protect us, provide immediate help and avoid crimes happening; however, these actions did not occur in the incidents mentioned above. These two incidents were happened in daily life and I believe that there are many other same or similar accidents are happening around as well. In addition, more and more shooting accidents are happening in Surrey and they are getting severelymore serious. It seems like that it is impossible to stop the gangsters from shooting and creating more crime news. Residents who live in Surrey are frightened and worrying that someday might have gotten shot. In my opinion, cops should seriously take more actions to reduce crime rate in Surrey or other places for the sake of a peaceful community in Surrey. As a result, SFU Surrey students and residents would have a better and harmony environment for school and work.