Unfortunately our society is filled with 5% club members. As a police officer I dealt regularly with about 5% of the population.
I worked as a School Resource Officer at a high school and was told by the administration that their problem kids represented 5% of the student body.
The amount of money and time spent on 5% of the population is staggering. For whatever reason it always seems that in any group you find that small population that takes the most and never does good for either themselves or for others.
Seeing this number in the parks is just further validation of this theory.
What always seemed foreign to me was the reasons why? I never could get an answer. I would ask them after arrest why they went to so much thought and trouble to risk gaining so little and losing so much. I can tell you that the criminal mind (for example) can be quite creative in how to do something. What they don’t seem to do in most cases is think through the consequences and weigh risk vs. reward.
As best I can tell, 5% of the population does not respect cause and effect in regards to consequences. They seem to believe that it won’t happen to them and when it does they just move on to do no good somewhere else, never truly learning from their mistaken pattern.
I don’t know if you have monitored it yet but over time you will have to evict a tenant from your park who has remaining family members still living in the park. Over the years you will see that evicted tenant stop by and the family chatting about their latest eviction, latest arrest, celebrating their release from jail etc.
I have seen one group go through this from Grandparent, parent and now that they grandchildren have witnessed this pattern I am sorry to say that they too may follow in same.
Just like society, we park owners will spend more money and more time on these folks with little return. We will get to fix the damages they cause, haul off all the personal junk they leave behind when they move, spend time and money taking them to court to get rid of them.
Can we fix it. I don’t think so. Treat them fairly and move them out if they don’t fall in line is all I can do. These folks remind me a child that never grows to maturity to gain their own sense of responsibility.
Screening is the best we can do but for some reason we still end up with 5% that takes more time and effort than others. I have never understood why a certain % of any population seems to gravitate towards the low end of responsibility.