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Friday, July 14, 2017

Crime and the City: A Sleepy Little Murdertown Called Reykjavik


"What does Reykjavik bring to mind for most people? A pretty city of charming houses with pastel-colored roofs, Bjork, geo-thermal springs, and a particularly messy banking crisis. The city is not known for its crime rate and, if surveys can be believed, its citizens are not overly worried about being murdered in their beds. Visitors rarely get mugged or slaughtered in a city where the biggest problem is usually pronouncing the street names—Kalkofnsvegur, Laugavegur, Arnarh├│ll, L├Žkjagarta. The city is a very safe place in reality, but decidedly less so in fiction."

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