Some Resident Say Big Spring Is Becoming More Violent 9/23/13
September 23, 2013
Recent violent crimes have some Big Spring Residents on edge. They say their neighborhoods are becoming too dangerous. Others disagree saying a few violent crimes don't change the fact that Big Spring is a safe city.
"Well, I come out at night and I don't have to worry too much about where I am," said one Big Spring resident.
"We used to not lock our doors and now we do," said another resident.
Depending on whom you talk to, Big Spring has gone crazy since the oil boom or is still as safe as can be.
"There’s a lot of people here, it's just growth it comes with it," a Big Spring resident pointed out.
Even on CBS 7’s Facebook page, comments ranged from “time to buy a gun” to blaming coverage of a few isolated incidents, making the town look violent.
"We have not seen an influx in crime," Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams said.
Williams says the recent shootings were between arguing friends and family making them isolated incidents and virtually impossible to stop/
"You can't really, you know, step up patrol and guess where it’s going to occur," he said.
Chief Williams encourages all residents to take precautions by locking doors and reporting suspicious activity.