Flying in the face of the traditional image of a country seen as the land of good living, ‘France, A Clockwork Orange’ claims that mainstream politicians and the media have long masked a far more disturbing reality: it is rapidly descending into mindless violence and incivility.
“Nobody should ignore the reality,” the book claims, namely that “every 24 hours 13,000 thefts, 2,000 attacks and 200 rapes” take place in France – figures far higher than official national statistics
This is not only a French problem. Almost all European countries shy away from reporting true crime figures and then model their Law Enforcement solutions based on those numbers. The result is obvious: people don’t bother to report the crimes and the criminals continue their deeds unmolested.
I still have family in countryside of Spain and their complaint is that bands of Romanian armed robbers go from town to town pretty much behaving like old time brigands. To this date I have not figured out why a bunch of Romanians criminals traveled 2,000 miles to rob farmers in Spain. Then again I don’t get Europe either.