The local Sitges Security Council approved its first Security Plan last week, in a meeting attended by representatives from all police forces (the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Spanish National Police, the Guardia Civil and the Sitges Local Police), as well as some members of the local council.
The new plan, approved at Can Milà, is designed to allow actions to be planned, improve their coherence and simplify responses to possible problems. It is a tool used by 40 different municipalities, and has the function of providing a series of guidelines for improvement in the security services’ activity.
The council also made an assessment of security in the municipality – although it was difficult to make a comparison of all the data, as the figures for recent years have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, comparing the data for 2021 against 2019, taking into account that 2020 was an ‘abnormal’ year due to periods of confinement against the pandemic, it showed a 27.4% reduction in crime and a decrease in property crimes.
However, the head of the Basic Police Area of the Garraf for the Mossos d’Esquadra, Josep Maria Montero, also emphasised that 84% of the crimes that take place in Sitges, as in the rest of Catalonia, are those against personal assets and property.
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