I love to play Simcity every so often, but I always get frustrated because I have the same problem each time. I would be upgrading my city when this happens:

Crime city


The crime explosion happens and I end up losing my city and the progress I have made to my city.

So I want to know if there is any guidance to what point I should already have a police station available. Ex: certain population, time. Any guidance would help.

The picture isn't mine, that is an extreme situation

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Crimes happen for these reasons:

  • uneducated sims
  • unemployment
  • imigrating from other regions
  • randomly

If there aren't other cities in your region, the first criminals would appear when your city get enough population to get a city hall (or somewhat close). Don't bother building a police station before the first crime commited in your city, because it would be a waste of money. Instead of building a big station, build 2-3 spread through the entire city, so the police cars can get to the crime scene to arrest the criminals.

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