Crime in Colombia went down 14% in 2010 compared to the previous year, the country’s defense minister said Thursday.
“In the course of the government of ‘Democratic Prosperity,’ we are registering a 14% decline in all crime compared to the year before,” said Rivera.
“We are well on the right way, but we can not declare ourselves winners, because there is still a long way to go,” the minister said while congratulating the security sources for the results.
Minister Rodrigo Rivera made the announcement at an event in the city of Pereira where he was presenting the new “Cop per Block” program, which is part of the measures announced earlier this year to tackle soaring crime rates in Colombia’s cities.
The “Cop per Block” program intends to increase urban security by putting one police officer on every block.