Ecuador: 2,402 criminal complaints filed a month by victims

Posted on September 11, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador / (machine translated) The most common crimes are micro-trafficking, theft and robbery. Prosecutor’s Office has 174 points of attention in the national territory, more than 40 prosecutors work in Quito and Guayaquil. Lorenzo was injured during a burglary outside his home. Some criminals beat him with the guns to steal the dump. The suspects were arrested hours later and the victim was able to denounce them with names after acknowledging them.


In Ecuador, the Units with Skills in Flagrant Crimes received 16,818 complaints (2,402 per month) from January to July 2017. The crimes of greatest recidivism are micro-trafficking, domestic violence, robbery, intimidation, injuries and reception. The Judiciary Council (CJ) reported that only in the Unit of Flagrance of Quito – in the first quarter of this year – there were 254 cases for robbery and 48 for theft. Carla Suárez, deputy missionary coordinator of the Attorney General’s Office, explained that the blatant crimes are those processed up to 24 hours after the wrongdoing occurred. In the units of Quito and Guayaquil the officials work 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In the country, there are 174 points of flagrancy, which have areas of comprehensive care to assist victims in criminal proceedings. In addition, those caught are entitled to a lawyer and, if they lack the money to hire one, they are granted a public defender. Read Article


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