10/22/2012 14:44 EST
90 people are assaulted a month in Cuenca
October 22, 2012
EL MERCURIO newspaper
From January to September, according to data the command Integral of the police (CMI) of Azuay, 807 people have been assaulted in so far this year. Statistics is deprende that in January occurred 95 cases, 84 in February, 94 in March, 76 in April, 96 in May, 104 in June, 93 in July, 87 in August and 78 in the previous month.
Which implies that per day occur, on average, three robberies to people, which is the crime that generates greater sense of insecurity. However the figures are not exact, since victims, to avoid the proceedings or fear to criminals, do not denounce. Data show that during 2009 occurred 204 thefts, similar to 2010 which was 209 cases, but in 2001 they increased to 831.
Paco Chávez, Chief in charge of the Judicial Police (PJ), reported that on the basis of the statistics they develop plans, holding that the increase of the population affects the increase in insecurity. Another common crime is the theft of homes. In the nine months of the current year there were 564 cases: 69 in January, 43 in February, 55 in March, 51 in April, 52 in may, 72 in June, 73 in July, 66 in August and 83 in September. In 2011 there were 613 complaints and 417 in 2010.
Fernando Figueroa, director of the integrated service of security SIS ECU-911, said that neighborhood organizations can apply for community alarms, connected to the central installation with which a signal of alert, which allows dispatch units of police, immediately.
Lenin Bolaños, Commander of the police in Azuay, reminded people that they can turn to the units of community police (UPC) so that, after you have set your cell phone, they can alert any illicit pressing five for few seconds. The signal is transmitted to a computer that determines the location of the House from which the alert is issued.
Raids on shops
In the previous month alone there were 36 attacks on shops, 19 in August, 18 in July, 14 in June, 30 in may, 23 in April, 21 in March, 11 in February and 11 in January, a total of 183 cases; similar to the cases raised in 2011 that was 212. In 2010 the number of stolen shops was 171.
Thieves take advantage of the lack of assurances, being the owners of small family businesses the hardest. Finally, in this period 122 vehicles have been stolen by antisocial. In 2011 the figure reached 273 cases, excess of 2010 that was 169.
Unsafe areas are detailed in heat map
Calls for aid made in the integrated service of security SIS ECU-911 allowed identifying areas in which robberies people are most common. The thermal map determines that parishes Huayna Cápac, El Batan and Yanuncay occur between 47 and 60 cases per month.
In the Sucre parish, which is the University of Cuenca and El Sagrario, most of the historic center, the number decreases from 46 to 36. In Bellavista, Gil Ramírez, Machángara and San Sebastian the facts of this type range from 33 to 24 cases. In the neighbor, Totoracocha and San Blas, the amount is reduced from 23 to 16. Finally, in in the parishes Monay, Canaribamba and brother Miguel are recorded between 12 and 17 offences.
Remember that if you are a victim of a crime you can denounce the flagrancy of the Prosecutor's, located in the Judicial Police (Avenue Spain and Elia Liut), or the unit of community police (UPC) nearest. (JCA)
3 Murders, February 4, March 4, 5 in April, 4 in May, 2 June, 5 in July, 3 in August, 4 in September and three in October
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