Motril crime falls in the past year.

CRIME rates in Motril have fallen by more than 40 per cent in the past year, according to National Police. The Mayor of Motril, Carlos Rojas, presided over a Local Security Meeting held at the town hall which was attended by representatives of the municipal and provincial forces. The aim was to evaluate the needs of the town regarding safety.

The National Police informed that crime had fallen by more than 10 per cent in the past few months and more than 40 per cent in the past year. 

Rojas said that the new local council was working on improving crimes rates throughout the summer, to offer greater security to both residents and tourists. He pointed out that the figures reported by the National Police were positive, but that work needed to continue to ensure the rates fell even more, as safety, he said, is “a priority” for his team.

Antonio Cruz added that thanks to the collaboration between the state forces and the Local Police, 43 per cent of crimes in the town had been solved, one of the highest rates in Spain. He also said that this would encourage the Interior Ministry to continue signing agreements and carrying out projects with the local forces.

Rojas thanked Cruz for the support he was giving the security forces in the town, as well as thanking the Guardia Civil, National Police and Local Police for doing an “extraordinary job”.

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