Mérida, Yucatán — Working with 13 additional patrol cars in the downtown historic district, Municipal Police in 2014 arrested seven percent more people than in the previous year, mainly for disorderly conduct or public drunkenness.
Meanwhile, a significant decease in theft was reported.
In private homes, police logged 15 percent fewer burglaries than in 2013; 18 percent fewer commercial establishments reported robberies were also reported to authorities.
“We are committed to the safety of the city, something that people help us with. Hopefully, their confidence is maintained,” said Arturo Romero Escalante, director of the municipal police.