Margarita Island, crime turning tourists away

Posted on August 24, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, TRAVEL, Venezuela

Peace in the so-called island of pearls came to an end long ago. In the first half of 2011, 1225 crimes were reported, including counted the murder of four foreign tourists in several robberies. The figures offered them the Body of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations (CICPC) of Nueva Esparta. Crime affects not only foreigners on vacation.

Popular areas, shopping centers, recreational areas, beaches, hotels and inns are hit by crime, said Nestor Montilla, neoespartano official of the Institute of Police (Inepol), who noted that daily occur between 9 and 12 burglaries and robberies native Visitors to the island of Margarita. Numbers of thefts are never reported in Margarita Island. Read Article

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