The plan to reduce crime in the country is still pending

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Santo Domingo, DR Citizen safety continues to be one of the main problems in the Dominican Republic. For that reason, President Luis Abinader based part of his campaign promises on a “citizen security reform.” In a statement made in October of last year, Abinader said that the government is working on a reform of the comprehensive plan for citizen security, which would begin to be implemented this January. However, beyond the announcements of salary increases for members of the National Police and the military, the head of state has not specified what changes this reform would bring. According to the Citizen Security Observatory, in 2019, 1,026 homicides were registered. In the bulletin of the first quarter of 2020, the entity reported 228 violent deaths, representing that the problem is still […]

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