The National Statistics and Computing Institute (INEI) informed that during the semester July – December of 2017, 25.5% of the population of 15 years and older was a victim of some sort of crime, which makes it 1.5% percent less than in the same period of the previous year.
Crime has also decreased in cities between 2,000 and 20,000 people in about 0.3% less, compared to the previous year.
Among the most common crimes that have taken place are robberies of money, wallets, and cell phones. This occurred, according to INEI, in 13 out of a hundred people nationally in urban places.
It’s important to point out that only 14.5% of the affected victims filed a complaint with the legal forces, which is more than in 2016 in 2.5%.
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