According to the Crime Balance, in the fourth quarter of 2022, the Security Forces were aware of a total of 2,325,358 crimes committed by criminals, which resulted in a crime rate of 48.8 per thousand inhabitants. Therefore, the rate shows the percentage of Spanish crime compared to the rest of the European countries, where it reaches 79.5 in Britain, 60.7 in Germany, 53.9 in Denmark or 74.8 in the Netherlands.
The Crime Scale, a document prepared by the Ministry of the Interior, includes in each of its entries (municipality, province, national autonomous community) a specific breakdown of cybercrime, offering more complete information according to the real evolution of crime in Spain. affected by the increasing acuity and use of the Internet.
In this way, the number of criminal offenses described in 2022 adds up to a total of 2,325,358 crimes, of which 1,949,852 (83.9 percent of the total) correspond to conventional crime and which are reduced by 1.6 percent over 2019, the reference year. last year was not affected by the restrictions imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, cybercrimes registered criminal offenses totaling 375,506 (16.1 percent of the total), which represents an increase of 72 percent over 2019. In this sense, the total crime recorded by the Security Forces and the Bodies of the State has increased. 5.7 percent in 2022 compared to 2019.
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The drop in conventional crime in 2022 is due, in large part, to crimes against property, which represent 44 percent of the total, that is, 9.1 percent less than in 2019. They suffered from robbery, violence or deprivation. threats, robberies, domestic violence, burglaries, other facilities, thefts and vehicle thefts.
Although these crimes against sexual freedom, excluding those calculated online, have maintained a major trend since 2014. Compared to 2019, when 13,545 cases were registered, last year a total of 17,389 crimes were registered, representing a 28.45 percent increase.
Drug trafficking crimes are also increasing, increasing by 14.4 percent, from 16,624 events reported from 2019 to 19,014 recorded in 2022. This increase is closely linked to the actions of Security Forces and Bodies within the framework of specific devices, such as Special. The security council for the Campo de Gibraltar has given that very few complaints are made about this criminal phenomenon. This indicator is therefore an index of increasing police activity against this type of crime.
Similarly, the decrease in conventional crime is due to the increase in FCSE instruments;
With regard to cybercrime, the index of cybercriminals shows a growth of 75.1 percent over the same period in 2019. Putting nearly 90 percent to cybercrime and 14.5 percent to crime. The remaining cybercrimes, registered last year at 38,728, experienced an increase of 49.4 percent compared to 25,927 recorded in 2019.