Murcia's crime rate falls

MURCIA is one of the safest regions in Spain. That’s according to the latest crime statistics revealed for 2014, which showed a fall in reported crime of 3.7 per cent, with an average of 35.9 offences per 1,000 inhabitants. The national average is 44.8 offences per 1,000 people.

All areas of crime in Murcia saw a fall in numbers, except for homicides. Last year there were nine in the region with only five in 2013.

One of the largest areas of improvement was in rural and agricultural theft. Thanks to extra rural crime officers being drafted in and increasing initiatives to reduce rural thefts, 874 crimes were reported last year, compared to 1,144 in 2013.

Violent crimes fell by 8.4 per cent, robberies by 7 per cent and drug-related offences fell by 24.6 per cent.

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