Originally Posted by Ed_The_Gypsy
Wow! I checked out that blog and found this! Case in point!
I have read that one of the issues with Ecuador is that the government is not energetically anti-crime, especially petty crime, and that the mugs are getting bolder.
A good argument for staying mobile.
That's what happened in other countries as well. It was a gradual process but began with police not doing, or told to not do, their jobs. Or petty crime not being prosecuted, leading police to not pursue delinquents. But it always gets much worse. Mobility is no answer for society but it works for the individual.