Making the decision to move anywhere can be daunting and requires much needed research. There are many factors to consider, especially if the move is abroad and of course safety and a feeling of security will be at the forefront of these. It pleases many therefore that during last week’s celebrations, marking the day of their patron, the National Police announced positive crime statistics for the province of Malaga.
Several individuals from the police force received medals for merit and naturally there were tributes made to those officers who in the last year had lost their lives whilst on duty.
The government representative for the Malage province, Hilario López informed those present that the general crime rate had fallen for the second year running, showing clear signs of improvement in relation to the police’s efficiency, with the number of cases solved.
She explained further that crime in Marbella had decreased by approximately 11%, more so than the provincial average and Malaga City, though on a par with its figures of last year, continued to fall by 5.5%.
Sources say that the National Police force’s efficiency had risen by 6%, with arrests made within the province rising by approximately 887.
As many expats living in the province of Malaga already know, in comparison to many other holiday destinations throughout Europe, the Costa del Sol is relatively safe and these newly released stats are reassuring of that fact.