CRIMES and offences decreased by 11.4 per cent in Nerja in 2014 if compared with the previous year.
The data was released by the general secretary of Malaga Provincial Council sub-department, Luis Carlos Abreu, together with the mayor, Jose Alberto Armijo and police representatives.
Data shows that Nerja is registering a positive trend as the both crimes and the criminal rate has decreased by 7.31 and 1.26 per cent respectively.
The clearance rate, which measures how many crimes were solved or ‘cleared,’ went up by almost 2 per cent and the number of those investigated decreased slightly, from 152 in 2013 to 143 in 2014.
When talking about crimes registered, it is worthy of mention the decrease on practically all analysed fields. Crimes against property went down by 13.41 per cent, robberies (-5.5 per cent), crimes using violence or intimidation (-77.77 per cent), vehicle theft (33.33 per cent) and thefts in farms (100 per cent).
Finally, formal complaints registered regarding gender-based violence were 33 in total, 19.51 per cent fewer than a year before.
“The situation of criminality in Nerja is positive, but we can never let our guards down and we have to continue keeping up our efforts and hard work,” said Mr Abreu.