You already know, if you are a faithful La Russophobe reader, that Russia has the fifth-highest murder rate in the world, behind only Columbia, South Africa, Jamaica and Venezuela.
Now the Moscow Times tells us that things are getting even worse:
There have been 551 murders in this year, according to the Police Department's web site. From October 2005 through October 2006, there were 196 in , according to the Metropolitan Police. Possibly compounding that danger is a rise in the number of serial killings. In 1995, there were 139 serial murders nationwide, Kshevitsky said. That figure skyrocketed to 241 in 2000, and more than doubled in 2004, hitting 519. It is unclear what the precise definition of a "serial murderer" is. Most of the serial murderers who killed from 1995 to 2004, Kshevitsky said, took more than five lives. Kshevitsky indicated that the rise might not necessarily represent a jump in serial killings but that police, detectives and prosecutors have simply become better at identifying them. "The most challenging part about our work is establishing that two killings are committed by one person," Kshevitsky said.
Russian officials admit that there have already been twice as many murders in Moscow this year as there were in New York City and five times more than there were in London. And this is with a proud KGB spy ruling the country! Russians have sacrificed all their civil liberties for the hope that "President" Putin would bring law and order to the country, and in fact the exact opposite has occurred, especially in the capital city. Crime is out of control AND civil liberties are gone; it short, it's the worst of all possible worlds.