The spate of car bombings Malta has experienced in the past year are worrying because they suggest crime groups are becoming more "reckless", criminologist Saviour Formosa says in a Times Talk interview. 

Prof. Formosa notes that Malta is currently experiencing a spike in organised crime, though he cautions against alarmism and says that this sort of violent crime "comes in crests and troughs."  

The crime expert tells senior journalist Bertrand Borg that police need to develop intelligence-based policing strategies and that politicians should weigh their words carefully when discussing police work. 

Watch the full interview in the video above.