THE crime rate in Andalucia has apparently dropped despite the recession.
According to new statistics the number of crimes has dropped by 5.1% on the same three month period last year.
Petty crimes are down by 7.5% while more serious offences have decreased by 2.4%.
Cadiz province came out on top with an 8.3% drop in offences and Malaga came second with 7.5%.
Other areas which have seen less crime this year are Almeria, Jaen and Granada.
Nationally, the total number of recorded crimes dropped by 2.5% with a decrease in murders from 106 to 78.