Regional crime down
News Staff Reporter FIGURES provided by the Guardia Civil show that criminal offences in the Valencia region have dropped by four per cent in comparison to the first nine months of 2016.
By contrast, arrests made by the Guardia Civil rose by 3.80%.
This information was released during a meeting between government delegate Juan Carlos Moragues and General José Hermida Blanco, who is the new head of the Guardia Civil in the Valencia region.
Sr Moragues said: "The Valencian people publically recognise the great work carried out by the Guardia Civil and police authorities to maintain law and order."
Sr Hermida explained that this is his first posting as a General, as he was only recently promoted.
He admitted he does not know the region well as he comes from north-east Spain, but assured that Valencia was one of the priorities of the Guardia Civil.