European sociologists say the “Ik Syndrome,” where a displaced people is unable to reestablish what is to them a normal lifestyle is responsible for much of Europe’s crime problem. It is certainly true that the Roma, who once had an established place in European society,* have been displaced and have extremely high crime rates.
The Daily Mail, one of the few reporting newspapers left, has an interesting report on Roma children crowding around a tourist couple and robbing them.
Briefly quoting the Daily Mail report linked above:
It might have been Easter, but the gangs were everywhere,’ she said. ‘One minute the man was making a cash withdrawal, the next he was a crime victim.
‘If the police come anywhere near the Roma, they just laugh and then run off. Areas are becoming completely lawless.’
The linked report includes a sidebar: “FRANCE’S SHAMEFUL STREET ROBBERY PROBLEM”
The problem is not France’s alone. The details vary only slightly between Krakow, Prague, Basel, Roma, Barcelona, London, or the Scandinavian countries. Tourists visiting the Dragon are just as likely to be mobbed as Parisians or Londoners.
And if the police respond it is a safe bet that there will be no official report of the incident. The police are only slightly more likely to make a report if the victim had broken the neck of tallest thief or smashed the face of one of the girls. Because the Roma, like the other displaced peoples of Europe, do not count, and people who do not count do not commit crimes.
By some estimates, Roma and other displaced peoples commit more than half of European crimes. Crimes that are written up less than five percent of the time. The result is simple enough. Except for the heavily redacted violent crime numbers, European crime rates are almost universally double our own. (The exceptions is Switzerland)
And, all in all, Europe’s very high crime and violent crime rates are a product of gun control. Even the official numbers provide adequate proof that gun control kills.
* Before 1938 or so, the Roma were the tinkers, tailors, horse traders and horse trainers, musicians, and people of a hundred skills and a thousand trades.
The NSDAP rounded up the majority of the Roma dispatched the at Treblinka and other death camps. The tiny contingent that managed to hide out during WWII emerged to find a whole new world; a world in which unionization kept them from the better jobs they once held, and residual prejudice even kept them from harvesting fruit, sharpening knives, mending pots, and the other odd jobs they formerly held.
With no jobs open, the Roma, like Europe’s other “Rats,” turned to crime. Moving the Roma is not a solution to the problem, “welfare” is not a solution, and “gun control” only provides more opportunity for crime.
As in Chicago’s neighborhoods, the solution is jobs. Jobs that will not be available until the governments do those things needed to lure jobs to their jurisdiction.