miércoles, 3 de junio de 2015

Ninety per cent of Lima residents fear crime, with "250 thefts a day"

A third of all residents of the Peruvian capital Lima have been victims of "some crime in the last year," and the judiciary recently revealed "rising" crime figures that led one daily to suggest it was becoming "uncontrollable." Peru 21 cited the Public Ministry or state prosecution service on 2 June as counting more "contract killings" and extortion in the capital, though figures were not given. State prosecutors published the figure of more than 29,480 thefts or muggings this year in the capital, for a population of just over 9.75 million. This meant about 250 thefts or muggings daily, while nine out of 10 Lima inhabitants were described as living in fear of crime, El Comercio reported. Districts with the highest crime figures were  listed as including the historic district (Cercado de Lima), Callao, San Juan de Lurigancho, Ate, La Victoria and Santa Anita, though papers did not provide figures.

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