ny8John Siomkos
(Graduate Student at Webster University Athens & RIEAS Research Associate)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 1 November 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

In March of 2020 the Covid-19 virus had rapidly spread throughout the world with hundreds of thousands new cases emerging daily and many of them losing their lives. Governments proceeded to shut down unnecessary businesses and putting on temporary hold non-essential operations as well as workers.
While by the last quarter of 2018 there was an upward trend in reported violent crimes which continued all throughout 2019 without having a serious impact on New Yorker’s daily lives, then 2020 arrived and the percentages skyrocketed with violent crimes leading the way.... Read more