miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Vast majority of residents in Lima say "feel unsafe"

Over 90 per cent of residents in Lima felt unsafe in the capital in 2013 according to an independent survey that revealed that for the fourth year running, crime, public transport and pollution were the top concerns of Lima residents. Only 8.6 per cent of residents felt safe on the streets of the Peruvian capital, and 80.3 per cent of people cited crime as one of its main problems, Perú 21 reported on 26 March, citing a poll taken by the non-governmental organisation Lima Como Vamos. The group presented on 25 March its fourth poll on residents' perception of life in the capital, compiled between November 2013 and January 2014. Among respondents, 61.4 per cent cited public transport as among the city's main problems, 36.7 per cent cited pollution, and 24.9 per cent public cleaning and trash on the streets. Forty two per cent of respondents identified central Lima (including the districts of Cercado or the centre, Breña, San Borja, Surco, San Isidro and La Victoria) to have the highest rates of street crime. Yet the same website had reported San Isidro as enjoying the highest security perception among residents in October 2013. In the latest poll, car traffic was cited by 74 per cent of respondents as the top environmental problem, followed by insufficient green spaces (40.9 per cent), Perú 21 reported.

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