THE Civil Guard have reported that crimes in Spain have dropped drastically in the last few days, with a reduction of more than 50% of criminal offences since the state of alarm came into effect six days ago. 

Deputy Operational Director of the Civil Guard, Laurentino Ceña, said: “There is no doubt that confinement makes crime more difficult.” 

However, Ceña has warned that other crimes such as cybercrime may increase due to a change in habits since the lockdown. 

Internet consumption has increased, which can therefore lead to more people being hacked or deceived by bogus offers about the coronavirus crisis. 

A point of contact has been launched by the Civil Guard cybercrime unit, to prevent scams or computer viruses, all queries should be sent to ciberestafas@guardiacivil.org 

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