Crime rate dips in Alicante on Costa Blanca

first nine months of the year. CREDIT: Policia Nacional

AVERAGE crime rates across Alicante province dipped by 0.3 per cent over the first nine months of the year.
There were some exceptions to the downward trend however; in Alicante city crime increased by 5.6 per cent over the same period.
The security forces registered 66,869 offences between the beginning of the year and the end of September in Alicante overall, according to Interior Ministry figures.
The number of violent assaults fell 2.9 per cent to 1,205, while house break-ins dropped by 10.7 per cent from 5,816 to 5,191.
There were also less robberies between January and September this year than in 2018, going down 1.93 per cent to 19,992.
Drug offences dropped 16.4 per cent to 597.
Some types of crimes increased over the nine-month period. Attempted homicides were up by 42.9 per cent to 30 cases. There were 12 homicides and murders, 9.1 per cent more than last year.  
Sex crime rates rose by 11.4 per cent.
There was also a marked rise in vehicle thefts of 13.6 per cent to 1,047.

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Cathy Elelman

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