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        • Practcally Cretan
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        Here I am thinking how lovely to be in peaceful Crete, only to be shocked and horrified at the headline in an e-mail I have received from The Ko-Go Khronicles publication about a crime-wave that has plagued the villages of Kato and Pano Gouves.

        Our Brits in Crete websites are about the "Reality of Living in Crete" but I wondered if the Gouves crime wave story was too sensational by the publication?

        I know Crete is much better than mainland Greece in the overall crime statistics. And darn sight better than UK, but have those members staying on Crete, noticed a higher incidence of the problem this year? Have you been affected, if so how? Are you considering fitting alarm systems to your property?

        Adding your vote to the poll here would be helpful.

        Please post more information if you can add to this discussion.

        The story on Gouves is here: :-/

        PS – Come back to add your comment on the story, after reading it…opinions count.

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            • BIC Junior Member
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            Hi my husband and I own a home in eastern Crete and I am looking to study crime on Crete in regard to Brits abroad .I am qualified lecturer in Criminology and any relevent information would be of interest to me .  Please  contact   by   pm  or   send  email    to  Grah 1s   email  
            Pam Windle

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