Arrests do not stop despite curfew relaxation
Only La Altagracia, the National District, and Pedernales remain without this restriction since they exceeded 70% of their population fully vaccinated.
Santo Domingo, DR
Last month on August 28, the Executive Power extended the State of emergency for 45 days through decree 528-21. This extension means that the relaxed curfew is maintained in several of the provinces of the national territory, while others do not have this measure.
The grace of free circulation every day is until 1:00 a.m., with the sole purpose of allowing people to go to their respective residences. However, despite this flexibility, the number of arrests continues to increase in different country provinces.
Only La Altagracia, the National District, and Pedernales remain without this restriction since they exceeded 70% of their populations injected with the coronavirus vaccine. Still, the demarcations that have the provision “have not caught up,” since, from September 2 up until this Saturday, September 25, the apprehensions have not stopped, for a total of 5,518 imprisonments.
Chronologically, these were the total number of cases per day in September and some of the provinces that predominate in arrests, according to the statistics of the National Police:
In the first count of September, the National Police registered 156 apprehensions at the national level, in which Santo Domingo West had the highest number with 62 persons.
Followed by La Vega with 17; La Romana, 13; Puerto Plata and Hermanas Mirabal with eight each.
September 4 and 5
In these two days, the number of people arrested for violating the law increased between 509 and 535, with the district of Santo Domingo West being the main one with 94 arrested.
This was followed by San Cristobal with 73; Monseñor Nouel, 57; Puerto Plata, 28 and Barahona with 27.
On Sunday, September 5, the police reported that 124 citizens were imprisoned in Santo Domingo West. In Santo Domingo East, there were 67, in San Pedro de Macoris, 44, and Santo Domingo North, 41.
September 7 and 9
On the seventh and ninth of September, apprehensions dropped, with 174 on the first day and 252 on the second.
On these two days, the provinces with the highest violations were Santo Domingo West, La Romana, Azua, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo East, San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo North, and Santiago.
In this group of provinces, the number of people imprisoned ranged between 20 and 47.
September eleventh and twelfth
During the weekend of September 11 and 12, the number of people imprisoned in the country for violating the curfew imposed by the State continued to increase, since 599 offenders were punished on Saturday, while on Sunday, September 12, there were 509.
According to the statistics corresponding to Saturday, September 11, in Santo Domingo West, 154 people broke the curfew, followed by Santo Domingo North with 72, while in San Cristóbal, 62 were behind bars. In La Vega and Santiago, 34 violated the law.
On Sunday 12, Santo Domingo West again topped the list with 146; Santo Domingo North, 46; Santiago, 54; La Vega, 42; and San Cristobal with 38.
Thirteenth, fourteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth of September
In these three days, around 682 people went behind bars, according to the National Police.
Some of the places where most people were arrested were Santo Domingo West, Santo Domingo East, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San Juan, and Samana.
September eighteenth and nineteenth
According to police records, weekends are the days on which the uniformed police apprehend the most people.
On September 18th and 19th, the total number of arrests was 1,287.
On Saturday, the provinces that topped the list were Santo Domingo Oeste, Santiago, Santo Domingo Norte, San Cristóbal, San Francisco de Macorís, among others. On that day, the police reported 639 arrests.
On Sunday, 594 citizens were behind bars for violating the provision of the Executive Power. Santo Domingo West, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo East, and Puerto Plata were some jurisdictions with the highest number of arrests.
Twenty, twenty-first, and twenty-second of September
On Monday and Tuesday (September 20 and 21), the police arrested 169 persons on the first day and 174 on the second, of which on the twentieth, 61 corresponded to Santo Domingo West, 14 to Santo Domingo North, 15 to Santiago, and 10 to Peravia/Bani.
On the twenty-first day, Santo Domingo West again led the number of captures with 35; Puerto Plata, 20; Barahona, 18; and Santo Domingo East, 13.
After the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes holiday, 337 people were arrested for violating the curfew.
The leading provinces in terms of arrests were Santo Domingo West with 60; Santo Domingo East with 52; and La Romana with 32.