The town I work in has gone through a lot of changes in the last few years- most bad. We have regular outbreaks of violence, overdoses and fires.
Some can be attributed to free lance thugs and gangs with guns and drugs.
There is a lot of alcohol related domestic violence.
Even on the road and in the nicest homes in the "good" section of town there is an epidemic of that lard and sugar rage that permeates middle class America.
"We have met the enemy and he is us"
Pogo- by Walt Kelly/ year unknown