Main citizen complaint is robbery
Santo Domingo.- Robberies and muggings, especially on the public streets, are the incidents most commonly reported by citizens at police stations around the country.
Every month these centers receive hundreds of reports ranging from cell phone theft to household appliances.
Of the 5,000 reports received during the first quarter of 2014, 2,457 were committed “on the street” which shows that this where citizens are least safe.
According to the Ministry of Interior and Police, this figure represents 45% of the total number of robberies registered during this period.
Thousands of citizens report feeling unsafe on the streets, despite Police efforts to work harder against crime.
The true percentage of street robberies is likely to be much higher, since many people who are mugged do not report the incident. The second most common place for robberies between January and June this year was in people’s homes, where according to official figures 1,443 reports were received, equivalent to 27%.
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