CAPE VERDE: Urban crime, violence multiplies

Monday, December 1, 2008
PRAIA Monday, December 01, 2008 (IRIN) - In Cape Verde violent crimes were five times higher in 2007 than over the past 10 years combined, according to the country’s investigative police. Residents, police and the government are grappling with the increase, pointing to drug trafficking, criminal deportees, unemployment and even television as potential causes. From 1996 to 2006, there were two murders and 11 crimes of sexual aggression reported nationwide. In 2007, there were 56 homicide...