Seville, (EFE).- Crime grew 18.4 percent last year in Andalusia compared to 2021, an increase that reached 34.5 percent in reported violations, according to the latest report published this Friday the Ministry of the Interior.
The crime balance for 2022 puts the number of criminal offenses recorded by the security forces in Andalusia at 322,544, while in terms of cybercrime the number of crimes amounted to 56,996, which represents 34.1 percent compared to 2021, similar to the rise in rapes in Andalusia.
Conventional crime between 2019 and 2022 increased by 3.8 percent in the Andalusian community, but cybercrime rose 98.9 percent, according to the report, which highlights the 112.7 percent increase. percent of the number of computer scams.
At the national level, crime grew 18.8 percent last year compared to 2021, an increase that reached 33.9 percent in reported violations, somewhat less than in Andalusia.
Kidnappings drop 18%
If compared to 2019, the year before the pandemic, criminal offenses increased by 5.7 percent in 2022, while penetrative sexual assaults, which amounted to 2,870, increased by 53.2 percent.
The number of intentional homicides and completed murders rose to 74 in 2022 -34.5 percent more-; that of intentional homicides and attempted murders to 283 -29.2 percent more-; while the number of serious and less serious crimes of injury and riot was 4,836, which is 32.6 percent more.
For its part, the number of kidnappings was 22, which represents a reduction of 18.5 percent; while crimes against sexual freedom amounted to 2,666 -14 percent-, highlighting especially penetrative sexual assaults (rape), with 378 -34.5 percent-.
Robberies with violence and intimidation were 7,360 -24.5 percent more-; robberies with force in homes, establishments and other facilities amounted to 18,734 -14.4 percent more-; robberies with force were 13,242 -15.6 percent more-, while thefts amounted to 89,115 -29.3 percent more-.
Regarding vehicle thefts, during 2022 there were 5,625 in Andalusia -16 percent- and drug trafficking crimes were 4,608 -4.3 percent-, reaching 189,221 the number of crimes in the separated from the rest of conventional crime.
Rising trend of crimes against sexual freedom
Computer scams rose to 49,432 -40.1 percent more- while in the section on other cybercrimes the number rose to 7,564, representing an increase of 5 percent.
The Ministry emphasizes the upward trend that continues in crimes against sexual freedom (17,389 criminal offenses last year including rapes compared to 13,545 cases the year before the pandemic).
An increase that, according to Interior, “should be related, in part, to the active policies to raise awareness and reduce social tolerance towards this type of crime, which translates into a greater willingness of victims to denounce and reduces the levels of under-reporting existing in these criminal types”. EFE