http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5175718.stmPolice in Washington DC are stepping up patrols after the police chief declared a citywide "crime emergency" in response to a rise in violence.
At least 14 people have been killed in the US capital this month, including a political campaigner from Britain.
There has also been an 18% rise in robberies and a 14% increase in assaults with a deadly weapon.
compared to the 50 - 100 odd that will be killed in Joburg in the same period of time.
If 14 murders is an emergency situation, wtf do we have here?