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Re: Switzerland loses “safest country” accolade

safest place....must be coffee shops..police like safe places
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Old 02.09.2011, 00:52
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I've said this before but mrs. G and I live in a tiny village on the outskirts of Geneva and we've had a couple of fairly major incidents involving shall I say people of unknown origin, coming across the border and then running back for the border...

including this incident where I told mrs G "go back to sleep it's only fireworks"
(it wasnt )

http://www.tdg.ch/western-nocturne-bancomat-2010-05-17
Monday shortly after 3 pm, several neighbors, ]awakened by the noise, called police to report that individuals wearing masks were near the bank Raiffeisen Mies.

Very quickly on the spot, the police found themselves in the presence of several masked criminals. These individuals had ripped the ATM using a stolen truck and a steel cable. They tried to flee aboard several vehicles.
I think that Geneva should get into a closer co-operation with Basel, as the Basel police in Switzerland, particularily its crime-squad, enjoys a fairly splendid reputation, while the reputation of the GE police is not too good (to put it very mildly indeed) .... and Basel is not farther away from the border than Geneva. Add to this that the police forces of Basel and Zurich co-operate closely with the police forces in neighbouring France and Germany.
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Old 02.09.2011, 00:56
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Geneva's situation is getting bad, it's becoming normal to read some news about a supermarket or petrol station assaulted in the city. Obviously, the criminals just drive quickly into France.

Wouldn't it be better for Switzerland to quit Schengen so that it would be easier to keep track of those who enter and leave the country by car? I'm not Swiss, yet I think that would be a great idea...
No, as nobody could "keep track of those who enter and leave the country" ! Ever looked at what in reality happened on the borders ? The thing to do for those lazy folks in the police-force in Geneva would be to improve their co-operation with their colleagues on the France side ! Alright, this might mean some serious work
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oh clearly, its gotta be England!
Sorry guys, it can't be England. There are far too many South Africans living there
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According to the article, it's gangs from France raiding Geneva.


NOT SO according to the article above. -- you might provide a link
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Re: Switzerland loses “safest country” accolade

I see Burke and Hare have been up to their filthy business again.
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Re: Switzerland loses “safest country” accolade

err...you do realise this thread is from 2011?
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Re: Switzerland loses “safest country” accolade

I knew Switzerland would lose the "safest country" attribute once Mike Fanning survives a shark attack and a week later, a lady gets killed here in Switzerland by a Cow...

Edit: by the way... it happened in Laax
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Old 21.08.2015, 12:35
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Re: Switzerland loses “safest country” accolade

Think Iceland is the safest country according to statistics
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Think Iceland is the safest country according to statistics
At least one study suggests not:
Switzerland ranked world safest country

It always depends how many factors you include, and to what level or what timescale. If you give "total annihilation by volcano" a high probability, Iceland is pretty dodgy; it's probably not great vs Switzerland on fishing accidents either.

On the other hand, "killed by cow" seems to be a Swiss thing, except of course in Spain where they actually seem to encourage it. Who said Darwinian evolution of intelligence is dead?

Last edited by newtoswitz; 21.08.2015 at 12:43. Reason: Annihilation is hard to spell, and not one you want to get wrong at work
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