Crime drops across Andalucia for a second year running: "The crime rate has decreased by 2.5% in Andalusia in 2010, in addition to a 5.36% drop in 2009. In particular, Granada stands, for the second consecutive year, as the third province with the largest drop in Spain.
Málaga province, meanwhile, has 60% of all the delinquency complaints of Andalusia, which also has the highest number of 'overburdened' local police stations in Spain, as the case of those located in the municipalities of Malaga, Marbella, Torremolinos or Fuengirola. In this sense, the chief of police in eastern Andalusia, Pedro Mélida, said that 'if Málaga sneezes, the whole region catches a cold.'
He has also stated, during a meeting with senior police officers of the Police Headquarters of Granada, as well as provincial commissioner, together with those of Almería, Jaén and Málaga, and to which has also assisted the Government Delegate of Malaga , Hilario López Luna, 'that these four provinces will again see another reduction in crime this year'."