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Wednesday, 18 August 2004

Security Works

The massive Olympic security operation, in and around Athens, is working.

It is reported that the levels of petty crime, such as theft, have fallen dramatically; by up to 40%.

It seems that it is not so much the Zeppelin patrolling the skies or cctv monitoring the citizens; but good old fashioned "bobbies on the beat", who have contributed to this fall.

There are lessons to be learned here, for other crime spots around the world. However, putting 70000 police on the beat, as is the case in Athens, may be a bit extreme.

The criminal element does still have some free reign, it seems that Athens's taxi drivers are still cheating their customers.

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