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Changing times, rising crimes

According to a survey of 2,000 Dubai residents, 87 per cent feel that petty crime is on the rise.

In the “olden” days – ie the 1970s, 1980s and even early 1990s – expats recall how they never even needed to lock their front doors. Even today, few people chain their TVs to the wall, or use steering wheel locks, or invest in household theft insurance.

But things are changing: partly due to the increased population, and massively increased tourism. There are pickpocketing gangs operating in the souqs. Burglaries in leafy Jumeirah. Mobile phones snatched from people in the street.

Dubai is definitely a safer, less crime-ridden city than London, New York or Paris. But it is no longer the City of Unlocked Doors.

Posted by on January 28, 2006.

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