CORRUPTION cases in Spain have trebled over the last four years, new figures show.

The number of people arrested last year was a staggering 2,442, compared to just 792 in 2011.

ANGER: Spaniards tired of corruption scandals
ANGER: Spaniards tired of corruption scandals

The number of corruption cases meanwhile rose in the same period from 470 to 1,108, according to figures released by minister of the interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz.

Last year also saw 6,488 companies investigated by anti-corruption authorities, with the most common crime the defrauding of social security and general tax fraud .

Fernando Diaz said corruption is being ‘fought harder than ever, with all our strength’.