When quarantine was introduced in March, the crime rate apparently dropped quite drastically, but now that poverty is soaring, serious crime is reaching worrying levels.
For once, I agree with Sergio Berni, the BA provincial minister for security who insists that releasing prisoners onto the streets is partly to blame, but also the bewildering attitudes of judges who are practically viewing criminals as victims.
The case of the pensioner in Quilmes who shot and killed one of five intruders who broke into his house last weekend is a case in point as he is now charged with aggravated murder. He was tortured by the intruders by the way.
It's also clear that many of the police are in the pockets of the so called barrabravas, the hooligan football thugs that control much of the Quilmes and La Matanza areas, much loved by Cristina and are allies of hers.
I no longer linger at traffic lights on my bike, even if they are red. The police have seen me move away like that and simply turn a blind eye.
I would urge caution for everyone.