ITEM #1 OF 3
Sanford, Florida Crime Stats & the Gated Community of Retreat at Twin Lakes
Researching the crime stats would tell more of the story or fill in some blanks regarding the Zimmerman – Trayvon altercation that resulted in the shooting and death of Martin.
According to Neighborhood Scout ( http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/sanford/crime/ ) the city of Sanford has a crime index of 3 – which means the city is safer than 3% of the cities in the US. A score of 100 is safest. A score of 3 wouldn’t make you feel so secure would it?
The specific area where this happened was the gated community of Retreat at Twin Lakes but from another article taken off the web I found this …police had been called to the 260-unit complex 402 times from Jan. 1, 2011 to Feb. 26, 2012. Looking at these stats puts things into a little bit of a different perspective.
ITEM #2 OF 3ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM WIKIPEDIA
Sanford has become a hub for opioid distribution and diversion in Florida, a problem that kills approximately 4,000 Floridians a year. According to the US Justice Department, last year pharmacies in Sanford, Florida ordered enough painkillers to supply a population eight times its size. Sanford has a population of 53,000 but the supply ordered would support 400,000.  According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, in 2010 a single CVS pharmacy in Sanford ordered 1.8 million Oxycodone pills, an average of 137,994 pills a month. Other pharmacy customers in Florida averaged 5,364 oxycodone pills a month. DEA investigators serving a warrant to a CVS pharmacy in Sanford on Oct. 18 2011 noted that “approximately every third car that came through the drive-thru lane had prescriptions for oxycodone or hydrocodone.” According to the DEA, a pharmacist at that location stated to investigators that “her customers often requested certain brands of oxycodone using street slang,” an indicator that the drugs were being diverted and not used for legitimate pain management. 
ITEM #3 OF 3
Florida’s problematic gated communities
(CNN)– “Be as paranoid as possible!”
The screed from our homeowner association manager arrived in our mailbox printed inside a cheery holiday border. The message continued: “Our neighborhood is as safe as we make it. Make no mistake about it, you must be on your guard! Report suspicious behavior or individuals that do not belong in our community.” Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/opinion/burton-florida-gates/index.html & Please Keep Scrolling for Imporant Links to other Watchwoman Posts.
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