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The city wants to rest in the Club under the open sky

Several violent incidents at the Utoquai have been startled last summer to the Public. The SP-local councils Pascal Lamprecht and Sarah Breitenstein requested the Interpellation by the city Council with information on the causes and counter-measures.

Now the response of the city Council and evidenced by a disturbing trend. Thus, the number of violent crimes have doubled at Utoquai in the last two years, "almost". In cases of attacks, up to trade, as well as violence and threats against officials predominate. In addition, the city Council added that it was "relative to other similar offences of Violence in the city of Zurich, still a rather low number".

violence as "Option"

the cause of the city government in principle. For teenagers and young adults, it was a "challenge in a competitive environment and to adults to enforce". Would you have rather little experience and skills in dealing with conflict, according to violence from their point of view was "an Option to provide one's own emotions and needs space".

"teenagers and young adults, on average, have little experience and skills in dealing with conflict."The city Council of Zurich

violence, respectively, of youth violence'm also in a phased manner heaped, writes of the city Council. The juvenile crime in Switzerland between 2011 and 2015, has been declining since then, however, there is a slight increase, where there is evidence of an increase in violence from groups.

In the case of young people, the lake basin was not the least popular, because it is there "as in a Club under the open sky," as they explained to the youth workers. You get to meet well-Known, and the mass of people seem attractive. The lake is also one of the few places in the city where they would not be evicted due to noise nuisance.

"testosterone embossed validity

alcohol and the of the SP-municipal councils to be expressed through a" testosterone embossed validity of addiction "addiction" is not playing according to the city Council also has a role, but certainly not the only factors that are responsible for the violence. In the summer months, the number of people increases in the public space in General, and thus also the risk of Conflict is increasing.

"It seems to exist in the case of the incidents at the Utoquai no political or ideological Background."The city Council of Zurich

A political or ideological Background may not recognize the city Council for the incidents on the lake. In the case of the bottle - and stone-have traded more massive aggression of intoxicated young people, who feel "in a charged mood at the mere appearance of security forces provoked a shot at police and rescue workers".

and More youth work on the spot

Because of the accumulation of violence on the Utoquai, the city Council "urgent action is needed". He refers to the summer short-term measures such as increased police presence, directions, Branches, and temporary video surveillance, as well as pruning of trees and better lighting.

With a view to next year, wants to strengthen the city of the prevention. "Surplus" means the project, which "aims to strengthen the conflict of competence" of young people. Are involved in the prevention of addiction, the city police, the SIP Züri, street work, Open youth work, as well as the Zurich community centres. Last summer, these Bodies have gathered at the Utoquai first experience.

followers targeted

Specifically, we want to be searched by "outreach work and presence on the ground in a constructive manner with the contact to young people and young adults" to talk to her about excessive alcohol consumption and the impact of their behaviour on their environment. It is important, according to the city Council, in addition to violence, young people seeking to hangers-on and "Bystander" and to prevent that it comes to group violence.

Created: 25.11.2019, 17:38 PM

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