Crime and the city
A judicious mix of heightened security measures is required to ensure India’s urban opportunity doesn’t turn into chaos
On Monday afternoon, an upmarket neighbourhood in east Delhi was witness to a brazen instance of urban crime. Two unmasked men on a bike pointed their guns at a family, which had briefly parked their car, and rode away with valuables. The duo then reappeared to threaten the family to not report the incident, after which they coolly made a getaway even as bystanders watched in shock.
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