Quito Ecuador: despite construction of police substations, no slowdown in crime

Posted on September 10, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador

Is the construction of new police units in neighborhoods has slowed insecurity in Quito? According to the latest report of the Metropolitan Public Safety Observatory (CSOM), reports on three types of crime increased. The theft of belongings to neglect (theft) almost tripled: in 2010 there were 383 complaints and in 2011 was 1118. With respect to cases of robberies and assaults were reported 5315 people in 2010 compared to 6121 in 2011. The zonal administration is the most vulnerable North 3118 cases recorded last year alone. As for burglaries, cases increased from 2044 in 2010 to 2236 in 2011 (see tables of statistics). This occurs despite the fact that, from August 2009 to April 2012, in Quito were built 23 new UPC in zonal administrations Calderon, center, Eloy Alfaro, La Delicia, North Quitumbe Tumbaco and Chillos Valley. The amount of these infrastructure projects exceeded USD 350 000. Read Article

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