An overly simple and imperfect answer might be: If there is a written law prohibiting an act and said act is committed, that would be a crime. Unfortunately, I don't know of one place anywhere where you'll find all of the written laws equally enforced. That's because the power base in the community allows and protects this situation. Personally I am a mind your own business and I'll mind mine person. If drugs were legalized you could choose to engage in the commerce and use of same, or not. It would remove the black market aspects. Sure you would still have your share of hopeless dopeheads, just like you have your share of hopeless drunks. You'll always have your share of hopeless assh*les too, but its only a fraction of humanity. My problem with the crime situation as it exists in San Pedro/AC is that is hipocritical, and that's a nice word for it. Communities are how the members want them to be. San Pedro is still one of the best places to be, but it like every other place is dynamic and is subject to change according to its community's mores and needs and desires. That's what the Chamber is trying to get going, a community that will respond to all of the issues that affect it negatively in this case. Crime, drugs, potholes, hurricanes, the list goes on. No need to shut down the discussions. People will still visit and spend their money.