- By Rebeka Kulakevich
Jirkov is a peaceful town - for the most part. However, recently the crime rates have been going up, especially for theft. It’s possible that the increase in criminal activity was prompted by the lockdown. But one thing that certainly fueled offenses is gambling. People began stealing more, pawning stolen items, and gambling all the money away. Others with gambling addictions would pawn items of their own and drown themselves in debt with no way out. This serious issue began disrupting the tranquility and prompted the officials to take action to finally ban gambling altogether, with only minor exceptions.