Lithuania’s police could not anticipate doubling of homicides during lockdown – officer

  • 2020-05-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS – The number of homicides in Lithuania soared by a whopping annual 122 percent between the beginning of the lockdown on March 16 and early May, which Lithuania’s police could not have anticipated, Rolandas Kiskis, head of the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau, said on Friday. The majority of homicides were related to conflicts in the immediate social environment and the consumption of alcohol, he said at a conference held by the Lithuanian police. A total of 22 homicides had been recorded in Lithuania during the lockdown, up from 10 ...
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