The most dangerous places in the Dominican Republic
The Ministry of Interior and Police Jose Ramon Fadul has released statistics on the places with the highest crime rates in the country. This dubious list includes Santiago, San Cristobal, La Altagracia and the Greater Santo Domingo. He said preventive measures, such as permanent patrolling of key barrios in Greater Santo Domingo can help reduce crime. Fadul also observed that the authorities have focused on lowering crime in Puerto Plata where foreigners have recently been targeted. As reported in Diario Libre, Fadul said that a report prepared by the Citizen Observatory for the National District reveals that La Cienega and Los Guandules, part of the Barrio Domingo Savio, had the highest number of homicides in 2015, with 33 deaths reported. Other barrios with high homicide rates are Cristo Rey (16 deaths), Villa Consuelo (15), Capotillo (12), Villas Agricolas (11), Villa Francisca (10), Villa Juana, Palma Real, 27 de Febrero, and Ensanche Espaillat (6), La Zurza, Gualey, and San Carlos (5).
In a report in Diario Libre, community representatives attributed the high crime rates in the neighborhoods to a lack of jobs, lack of police patrols, blackouts, and drug consumption. They called for the construction of sports facilities to keep the youths away from the vices.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
July 15, 2016
Category: DR News |