Crime has dropped considerably since lockdown began
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a number of crimes has dropped considerably since the lockdown came into force.
In canton Geneva, the police say burglaries are down 40% overall – as much as 90% for apartments. A spokesman says the reason is, everyone is at home. Even premises that may be empty are being watched over by neighbors. Police are stressing that’s the reason – not the closure of the borders which seems to be a common theory.
But empty shops are vulnerable – with a drop in break-ins of only around 12%.
With fewer people on the streets, pickpockets are having a bad time with reports down 83%.
With fewer cars on the roads, accidents are down 75% on the same period last year.
But there is one issue which is a bigger problem – noise complaints. Mainly children, loud music and drills, say the police,