Aug 12, 2009
Is Geneva less safe?
On the 16th of July, a Saudi tourist was violently mugged near the Central Station. He remained in coma for ten days. According to the Saudi consulate, the Police in Geneva did not take the case seriously up until it was found that money was taken from its account through the stolen credit card. Now that the story has been reported on Al Arabyia, the powerful broadcast in the Arab World, the The Geneva minister in charge of the police Laurent Moutinot, is taking initiatives, although he defensively claims that "Geneva is not the Bronx". Better late than never? We at Rigotnomics already acknowledged that there is a problem in Geneva about crime. Maybe the image of the city won't suffer too much, but authorities should recognize that serious action is needed because the general perception is that the city is not as safe as it used to be. The story is reported here.