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 firstname.lastname@example.org