Published On: Sun, Aug 20th, 2017

Playa del Carmen to Set up One Thousand Safety Cameras


PHOTO: Playa del Carmen. (picture through Flickr/Norticaribe)

The town of Playa del Carmen, a preferred vacationer hotspot in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is about to get a significant safety improve. Some 1,000 safety cameras might be put in all through the town, in keeping with an announcement by Rodolfo del Angel Campos, the secretary of public safety for the state of Quintana Roo.

The cameras are half of a bigger venture of three,000 safety cameras being put in all through the state, which is dwelling to such well-liked customer locations as Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, the Mayan ruins at Tulum and themed points of interest Xel-ha and Xcaret.

In Playa del Carmen, the cameras might be positioned alongside the town’s busiest streets and also will be put in in well-liked gathering spots.

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The Secretary of Safety additionally introduced that state police presence might be elevated in Playa del Carmen. At present, 180 officers are posted in Cancun and one other 60 in Playa del Carmen, however extra are being recruited.

“With these efforts, we’ve been in a position to scale back the incidence of crime,” mentioned del Angel Campos, according to the Yucatan Times. “It isn’t a complete discount, it isn’t but what we hope for, however outcomes are being obtained.”

The area has seen an uptick in crime lately, which is inflicting concern amongst Mexican tourism officers because the media consideration over these incidences may have a unfavourable impact on visitation to the world. Nonetheless, authorities have additionally pointed to the latest arrest of a number of high-profile narcotics gang bosses, which additionally they consider will assist scale back a number of the elevated violence within the space.

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The state’s governor Carlos Joaquín González additionally notes that Quintana Roo has a comparatively low crime price. The state ranks seventh in Mexico on the listing of states with the bottom variety of crimes reported, in keeping with the Mexico News Daily. In whole Mexico is comprised of 31 states and one federal district.


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