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CRIME MUSEUMS RICHEST CRIMINALS
CRIMESTOPPERS ROBBERY
EXECUTIONS STATISTICS
GLOBAL VIOLENCE VIDEO GAMES
MASSACRE VIOLENT PROTESTS (on public squares)


(Updated on 18/04/2014)





  • VIOLENT PROTESTS ON PUBLIC SQUARES :

    • The violent history of public squares
      "Large urban spaces date back to ancient Greece.
      They have always been places for peaceful gatherings and violent protests, Jonathan Glancey writes."

      (BBC)



 

 


 

 


  • MUGGING :

    • How the way we walk can increase risk of being mugged - 5 November 2013
      "The way people move can influence the likelihood of an attack by a stranger.
      The good news, though, is that altering it can reduce the chances of being targeted."

      (BBC)
    • Luxury watch thieves prowl French Riviera
      "POLICE on the French Riviera are on the hunt for a gang who have made off with more than a million euros' ($1.2 million) worth of luxury watches, all ripped from the wrists of their wealthy owners...
      Among their victims has been a Russian who was robbed of his 550,000-euro "Richard Mille" timepiece as he returned to his Cannes weekend residence in a Bentley, and a Ferrari owner whose watch valued at 70,000 euros was stolen."

      (theaustralian.com.au)
    • Air Jordan release sparks stampedes at stores across US - 23 December 2011
      ARTICLE + VIDEO
      "Rowdy scenes have broken out at stores across the US as shoppers jostled to lay their hands on Nike's new shoe."

      (BBC)




  • MUGSHOTS :

  • RICHEST CRIMINALS :

 

  • ROBBERY :
    • Metal thieves using Google fo find booty - 3 November 2011
      "Metal thieves are scanning railway timetables for engineering disruption to find new stocks of cable to steal, police have said...
      Metal theft is a recession crime and as more people lose their jobs, more people are turning to it."

      (telegraph.co.uk)

    • Woman beats robbers with handbag (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)

      Supergran speaks to the Chron as four are quizzed over bungled raid on town centre jewellers

      "The pensioner who fought off a gang of armed robbers with her handbag has described how she kept hitting out as a hammer was raised to her."

      (northamptonchron.co.uk)



      Watch the video : Granny foils Robbery in Northampton - Supergran!
      "A 70 year old plus Gran foils a robbery in Northampton with her handbag and knocks 2 lads off their moped!"

      (YouTube)

    • California's 'Geezer Bandit' strike for the 13th time
      "An 'elderly' thief, who is nicknamed the 'Geezer Bandit', is being hunted by police in California after he pulled off his thirteenth bank robbery."

      (telegraph.co.uk)
      VOCABULARY :
      - to hunt / to elude / to rob / to threaten / to disclose / to escape
      - thief / bank robbery / branch / cashier / investigator / witness / reward / arrest / CCTV footage / pistol / raid / outfit / disguise