| 27 November 2022, Sunday |

Thefts’ rate in Lebanon increasing.. And the goal, fresh dollars!

Theft, assault and murder with the aim of looting and stealing, have become a daily routine for the Lebanese. It is not surprising, for what is happening today is nothing but an expected and natural result of the economic crisis, the country is witnessing. There are no money and no work. As for the costs of living, they rise daily without accountability or control.
Strange and new daily forms of theft cases are so obvious, of all that can be sold for fresh dollars, from cars and their tires, to electrical wires and others.
According to the International Information, theft crimes increased during the first 10 months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019 by 265.6%
For example, during the first ten months of this year, the net number of stolen cars reached 1,097, compared to 351 cars in the same period in 2019.
As for murders in Lebanon, they increased by 90, or 101 percent, during the first 10 months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019.
On the other hand, there is a great fear that the Lebanese citizen will resort to self-protection, which may lead to insecurity.
Usually the law punishes the thief, the looter and the murderer, but what if the head of the big serpent was a corrupt system, that starved its people, who would hold it accountable?