Spain crime rates rise at alarming rate

CRIME in Spain rose by 4.1 percent in 2018. New figures show increases in rape, drug trafficking and internet fraud.

A Home Office report published on Thursday showed 2,131,424 criminal offenses were committed in 2018.

Altogether 1,702 were rapes were reported, 22.7 percent higher than in 2017. In addition, 107,012 burglaries and 43,566 robberies were reported, up 1.8 percent and 0.6 percent from 2017.