The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, chaired the monthly meeting of the local security board on Monday which was attended by a number of councillors along with representatives of the National Police, Guardia Civil and Policia Local.

The conclusion of the meeting was that ” Orihuela is a safe city, a statement confirmed by the data”. The figures show that nationally, criminal offenses are 1.46 per 1,000 inhabitants/day while the average in Orihuela is 0.49, which is one third of those in the rest of the country.

The daily operational activity, also per 1,000 inhabitants, at a national level is 2.75 actions per day, while in Orihuela it is 8.5 actions per 1,000 inhabitants/day.