Rise in Crime Intensifies Unease in Once-Safe Egypt

(Los Angeles Times) Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan - The revolution that inspired Egypt one year ago has set loose a menacing air: a woman gunned down in a rich Cairo neighborhood, a rash of carjackings, a deadly soccer riot, and a stream of smuggled arms that has given muscle to criminal gangs. Al Ahram newspaper reported an unprecedented jump in violent crimes in 2011, with 2,774 killings and 2,229 kidnappings.

2012-02-24 00:00:00

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