One thing that I really like about Victoria (and other places in Canada I've lived) is that people usually go out of their way to help an article of clothing find its owners again. People will pick up a dropped, forgotten or lost thing and put it in an easy to find place. Walking around, you might see scarves wrapped about tree trunks, mittens stuck over fence posts or a wee pair of socks pinned to a utility pole...
Petty theft does occur but generally it's not very common. In fact, there is a tradition in Victoria of leaving things you don't want on boulevards outside your home for other people who might want them, a very informal form of recycling. But the general culture of no petty theft means that you have to put 'free' signs on your stuff... or risk having no one take it.
And I thought my tv was old!
Anyways... I like that.