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Dominicans say inflation and security are main problems

The latest Gallup-Hoy poll has found that Dominicans consider crime, the high cost of living, the lack of jobs and blackouts as the main problems affecting the country. According to more than 60% of respondents, crime and inflation are the two main difficulties the country faces. Blackouts are also considered a major problem. On average 72% of citizens say living in the DR is less safe than before.

Hoy quotes statistics from the Attorney General who reported that there were 1,463 murders from January to September 2013, including 450 crimes. The rest are linked to domestic violence, personal disputes or clashes with the Police. Most of these deaths occurred in the two largest cities, Greater Santo Domingo and Santiago. The poll says that residents in the north of the country feel the situation has worsened the most. There 78% say they feel less safe.

61% believe that the best way to reduce crime is to create jobs.

The poll was carried out from 24 to 28 January. 1,200 persons nationwide were consulted. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8%.

Source: DR1,

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