The coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled large retailers and small businesses around the world, could also affect illegal business.
In Chicago, one of the most violent places in the United States, drug arrests have decreased 42% year over year in the weeks since the city closed.
Some lawyers say part of the reason for this decline is that traders have no choice but to wait for the economic downturn.
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Overall, crime in Chicago dropped 10% after the pandemic, a trend that is emerging worldwide. Fewer people are killed and there are fewer robberies.
However, law enforcement officials are concerned about an increase in unreported domestic violence and what happens when restrictions are lifted or too long.