The average crime rate in Almeria between January and September was 34.4 crimes per 1,000 inhabitants, 5.2 points below the national rate, set at 39.6 criminal offences per 1,000 inhabitants for the same period, according to the Crime Balance for the third quarter of 2021, prepared by the Secretary of State for Security of the Ministry of the Interior.
The sub-delegate of the Spanish Government in Almeria, Manuel de la Fuente, has highlighted the “intense work carried out daily by the State Security Forces and Corps, along with the regional police and local police to ensure the safety of citizens, whose number of troops continues to increase the Ministry of Interior in response to its commitment to replace the reduction of staff that has occurred in previous years to 2018.
In fact, in September 2021 the number of national police officers has risen by 12.4% compared to 2014, with 83 more professionals, totalling 751, while the number of Civil Guard officers has also experienced an increase of 5%, with 79 more to reach 1,653. By December 2020, Almeria had 2,239 troops and in September 2021, 2,404.
The Ministry of the Interior publishes this Balance of Criminality in which the evolution of criminality in Spain recorded during the first nine months of the year by the State Security Forces (National Police and Civil Guard), the Security Forces dependent on the Autonomous Communities (Ertzaintza, Mossos d’Esquadra and Policía Foral de Navarra), and also by those Local Police Forces that provide data to the State Security Forces and Corps. In this balance, data is provided for municipalities with a population of over 20,000 inhabitants.
In Almeria, the data are considered at provincial level (19,181 criminal offences between January and September) and those of Almeria city (5,271 criminal offences); Adra (532); Nijar (1,170); Roquetas de Mar (3,834); Vícar (969) and El Ejido (2,407). In absolute terms, from September 2020 to September 2021, the number of cases in Almeria amounts to 25,068 criminal offences, 1,441 more than in the same period last year, when 23,627 crimes were recorded. Analysing the first nine months of this year and its comparison with those of 2020, from January to September a total of 19,181 criminal offences were recorded, 8.1% more than in the same period of the previous year (17,740).