OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992 -Update: Crime down, policing up

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The Independent Online
CRIME in Barcelona has actually gone down during the Games. Since 21 July, 850 crimes have been reported, mainly theft from people and cars. Of these, 150 have been 'violent', ie. involving knives or other weapons. This is, a spokesman said, an improvement on last year. Of course, this may have more to do with the 17,000 extra police drafted in than any spontaneous outbreak of Olympic goodwill among villains.