An 82-year-old man was arrested by Genoa police for trying to break into a car. He reportedly did it to help his wife who was said to be ill.
The incident was reported by Life in Italy. The man had financial problems and did not know how else he could help his ailing wife. He had petty thief in his past records, and had even admitted, ""I only know how to steal."
The 82-year-old man lives on a pension. He broke into a tourist's car in desperation. He was, however, apprehended by the authorities.
The city made headlines in 2011 for the Genoa G8 demonstrations. One protestor lost his life and several others were injured in clashes with the police.
According to a report from Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) U.S, Italy and the capital city Rome particularly does not witness large scale violent crimes. The vast majority of the crimes are pick pocketing, purse snatching and car break-ins.
The report also says that the "police response and services throughout Italy are good." But the crime committed by the 82 year old man is being seen more from an economic angle rather than a legal one.
Italy has been facing big economic challenges since the recent recession. The 2008 recession has been compared to the great depression of the 1930s by many. Italy was hit particularly hard by the recession.
The country is yet to come out of the recession. According to a recent report by Bloomberg the GDP of the country has dropped another 0.3 percent. This is seen as the most enduring recession since the great depression during World War 2.
The country is expected to see better days according to analysts. The Governor of the Bank of Italy feels that the latest indicators are a sign of gradual improvement. Italy's unemployment rate has fallen for a second month to 12 percent.
There are still concerns about the economy of Italy. Political instability is seen as the biggest concern. Investors prefer a stable environment to risk their capital in hopes of a higher return. Any instability could lead to investors putting their projects on hold.
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