The crime rate in Spain experienced a decrease of 73.8% during the past month of March, with 15 days in which the declaration of state of alarm governed, with respect to the same month of the previous year, according to data provided by the Secretariat of State of Security of the Ministry of the Interior.
Specifically, the analysis has been carried out based on the data provided to the Statistical Crime System (SEC) by the National Police, the Civil Guard, the Provincial Police of Navarra and those Local Police forces that usually provide data to the system. By cons, Ertzaintza and Mossos d’Esquadra data are not included as they did not arrive on time.
Specifically, since March 14, the date of the entry into force of the state of alarm, until 31 of that month, excluding data from Catalonia and the Basque Country, these police forces mentioned above recorded 19,656 criminal offenses, with a reduction 73.8% compared to the same period in 2019, in which the possible registered crimes were 75,059.
As for the rest of the month of March, from 1 to 13, there had been 61,347 criminal offenses, 8% more than in the same period of the previous year.
Thus, as a whole, last month it closed with a total of 81,003 allegedly criminal acts known to the Security Forces and Bodies, 38.6% less than in the same month of the previous year.
Regarding the data by Autonomous Communities, Interior has indicated that the regions most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic show a sharper reduction in their crime rates. This is the case of Madrid, with a drop of 84.1%.
Europa Press reports.