Crime Drops Around the World as COVID-19 Keeps People Inside

Even among regions that have the highest levels of violence outside a war zone, fewer people are being killed and fewer robberies are taking place.

  • Published 11 April 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled big-box retailers and mom and pop shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago, one of America’s most violent cities, drug arrests have plummeted 42% in the weeks since the city shut down, compared with the same period last year. Part of that decrease, some criminal lawyers say, is that drug dealers have no choice but to wait out the economic… Read at AP News