Opposition deputies deny the PN; they assure delinquency has increased in Santo Domingo
Source: El Caribe
Although the National Police announced a “significant reduction in criminal acts between twelve midnight and five in the morning” in the province of Santo Domingo following the implementation of Resolution 007-22, opposition legislators deny this reduction. Deputies Edwin Mejia (PLD), president of the Permanent Commission of Interior and Police of the Lower House, and Aquilino Serrata (FP) are among those who claim that crime has increased rather than decreased in said demarcation since the implementation of the Ministry of the Interior and Police initiative, which reduced the hours of alcoholic beverage sales.
Serrata claimed that robberies in the country are taking place in broad daylight. “In this country, there is no safe social level because they rob you at home, in the grocery store, in the square, while walking, exercising, or riding in a public vehicle.” “There is no safe social level here, that is false, but purely false,” he maintained. Meanwhile, Edwin Mejia stated that the Dominican people can no longer be duped because robberies have increased.
“The majority of the robberies occur during the day, not at night.” “By restricting these commercial activities in the Dominican Republic, we are causing the Dominican Republic’s economy to be lacerated on a large scale,” he said. Both legislators agreed that the robbery suffered by the four enumerators working in the Tenth Population and Housing Census 2022 while passing through the El Tamarindo sector of the Santo Domingo municipality was an example of increased citizen insecurity. East.