crime in big cities and Europe

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 05:10:22 MDT

John M Grigg (, Mon, 19 Jun 2000

>As I've said before, almost everyone I have known personally that has
>visited europe has been robbed at least once while they were there,
>they've had their hotel rooms robbed, their cars broken into or
>stolen, and bags snatched out of their hands.
>I have heard stories of severe thievery in Europe and on a
>sophisticated level that dates back centuries. I did not know they
>suffered from apathy when it comes to intervening in situations such
>as an ongoing rape.

I'm having a bit of a disconnect with these statements John. I've been
living in, and traveling extensively through Europe (8 countries)
during the last 2 1/2 years, and I've not encountered what you
described. It would help us if you were more specific on the



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