RESIDENTS of Soho have been claiming for a long time more vigilance in their streets, since they perceive an increase in the number of criminal acts due to the lack of police officers in the area.
The Councilor of the Municipal Socialist Group, María del Carmen Martín, demands that the City Council of Malaga “comply with what has been approved by the Local Government Board, and take note of the neighborhood and merchant’s demands, which ask for more security.”
According to the councilor the Local Government approved the installation of thirteen video surveillance cameras, but have since highlighted a lack of budget.
Residents believe that the installation of such cameras in Soho “would help to increase security in this neighborhood of the city, and to locate suspects who have committed some type of crime in the area in a short period of time.
Councilor for Security, Salvador Trujillo, comments that “we are currently facing a considerable lack of neighbourhood police and this contributes to the increase in the number of criminal acts and the sense of insecurity of the residents” and has asked that the Mayor offers new positions for police officers to mitigate the lack of troops and to reduce the average age, which is around 45 years.