CRIME ON THE RISE DURING THE GREAT LOCKDOWN


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From 16 March through 14 April, 57 percent more vehicle thefts were reported to New York City’s police department compared to the same period in 2019, the department said.
Four other major crime categories showed increases during 2020’s first quarter:

  • There were 25 percent more robberies
  • Burglaries rose 22 percent
  • Grand larcenies edged up 5.2 percent
  • Police logged a 2.6-percent increase in assaults

Anecdotal reports from China, Spain, Italy, and other hard-hit countries indicate that domestic abuse also is increasing when families under ever-worsening stress spend all day, every day, in each other’s company.
A domestic abuse watchdog group in Britain reported 16 killings in a three-week period during that country’s lockdown. The 10-year average for that same three-week period is two domestic killings.
Service agencies must prepare for an “inevitable surge” of women reporting and fleeing abuse after the lockdown ends, said Nicole Jacobs, the UK’s domestic abuse commissioner for England and Wales.
TRENDPOST: As Gerald Celente has long noted, “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”
Again, we have warned the worst is not only yet to come, it will become a way of life. Gangs will grow in power as well. Expect thefts, robberies, and violent crimes all to increase now and when the shut-ins end.
 

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