Crime rates are generally on the increase in Andalucia according to IEASA (Instituto de Estudio Andaluces) and public safety, or lack thereof, has become the second major concern in the region after unemployment. However, Nerja appears to be an exception to the rule with, according to the latest figures, an overall 18% fall in crime during 2009.
The Local Police in Alhaurín de la Torre have set up a special plainclothes unit to help combat certain types of crime in the municipality.
In general, Málaga feria, which attracts around six million visitors over nine days, has been proceeding normally as far as crime is concerned, although some 36 people were detained in the period from Friday to Wednesday.
Although there are continual complaints about lack of manpower, it’s good to see that, when necessary, the forces of Law and Order can muster sufficient strength to apprehend the really dangerous criminals in society. Four vehicles and nine officers were recently involved in one such dramatic operation, ending with the arrest of a 42 year old desperado. Handcuffed, he was …
It’s taken a while, but as the Blair-Brown Empire crumbles, voices of common sense are slowly beginning to make themselves heard.
Swift action by police officers probably saved the life of a woman in Elche who was being attacked by her ex partner.
It has been reported that a total of 145 people have lodged complaints against the actions of police officers from several forces during the two days of G20 demonstrations.
If you get burgled or attacked these days, little chance of an officer of the law turning up. Wake up a sleeping dormouse, though, and the sirens wail.
Various statistics relating to crime in Nerja for 2008 have just been published, many areas showing a decline in ‘activity’ when compared to 2007.