One of the most devastating facts that I recently realized we have to deal with is with the changes in the very fabric of society associated with a collapse of this kind. We are seeing a breakdown of the society we once had and it is turning into something desperate and dangerous.
If the LEOs were a necessity, the possibility of access to a justice system like the one we had before is unlikely.
Not that in Venezuela we were excellent with this, but…in the cities there was some degree of personal security, especially in some high-ranked neighborhood in Caracas. I remember the mayor of Chacao, Irene Saez, gaining huge prestige in this area, as she founded a special police force, with an emphasis on honesty, ethical and moral values. They were among the best selected personnel in the country during those years.
Vice, violence, and corruption
Unfortunately, that belongs to the past. Vice and corruption is widely spread in the entire society, regardless of the stratus you look at, ranging from the food and medicines dealers in the streets, up to the highest level. You know what I mean.
I don't want even to imagine what it would be living in a big city with over one or two million people these days. Having being robbed at knife point in my college years, I know that this is an experience that I don't want to repeat again.
Statistically, the probabilities are much greater, and the modus operandi is now much more violent. If the robbers are drugged enough, they won't care to shoot anyone in the head just because. They know that any investigation will be overwhelmed by the humongous volume of dead bodies. Just in very special cases will an investigation be done. Resources, both human and material, are scarce.