ADEPM in meeting with the Nayarit Prosecutor and Security Secretary of the state

Nayarit criminal map

What are the main crimes in Bahia de Banderas?

Last September 25th ADEPM invited Nayarit Prosecutor, Petronilo Díaz Ponce and the State Secretary of Public Security, Jorge Benito Rodríguez, to publicize the criminal map of Nayarit and Bahía de Banderas and also to jointly propose effective strategies that reduce crime rates in the Municipality.

According to statistics carried out by the prosecutor’s office in the state of Nayarit, crimes in the months of March and April increased in comparison to those recorded in 2018. But during the months of July and August there was a decrease. The municipality that recorded the highest crime rate is Tepic, followed by Bahía de Banderas with theft and family violence as the most recurring crimes.

So far this year there have been 851 robberies In Bahia de Banderas, 27% of them have been qualified robberies and 24% home robberies; the rest is divided between vehicle theft, and simple thefts to shops. Compared to 2018, during this year 2019, robberies increased in Bahía de Banderas. San José del Valle followed by Bucerías and San Vicente are marked as the locations with most criminal activity in the first place. Statistics also showed that in Bahía de Banderas the days with the highest record of robberies are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and robbers and assailant’s favorite time is between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Statistics showed that the homes and residences in Bahía de Banderas fall victims of family violence on Saturdays and Sundays between 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

As a strategy to reduce these figures, ADEPM proposed to Nayarit prosecutor, Petronilo Díaz and to Secretary of Public Security, Jorge Benito Rodríguez, the installation of a network of video surveillance cameras in the municipality, which will connect to each other and remotely with a C4 control center to monitor the area and monitor the movements and routes that an assailant is using.

The private sector represented by ADEPM, endorsed the support for this initiative, and also expressed the intention to support that strategy by providing resources that would allow the project to create a video surveillance network for Bahía de Banderas.

The project will be divided into stages; starting with a first phase in Punta de Mita in conjunction with the towns of Corral del Risco, Emiliano Zapata and Higuera Blanca. The ADEPM recommended to the authorities a nationally recognized company, with experience in other States in the same field; the development of the type of technology required and the operational services that maximize the benefits of this security tool. To carry out this, an inspection of the area was already carried out and the most relevant points were studied. Currently we are waiting for the company’s response to this proposal in reference to costs and location of the video surveillance equipment that would be best suited.

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