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Those arrested for sexist violence close to 25,000 during the second state of alarm

Appearance of Fernando Grande-Marlaska.

Appearance of Fernando Grande-Marlaska.

The National Police and the Civil Guard have detained 25,000 people for gender violence during the second state of alarm, between October 2020 and May this year, and they have carried out more than 390,000 actions to protect the victims.

The data has been provided this Friday by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, in an appearance, at his own request, in the Congressional Interior Committee to report on the actions of his department during the state of alarm.

The minister has also drawn attention to the delinquency, since there has been an increase of 20.6% in sexual assaults, 29.4% in fraud and 36.6% in crimes against freedom.

Marlaska has stressed that during the second state of alarm “the guard has not been lowered” in the protection and vigilance of the victims of sexist violence, in such a way that almost 600,000 non-contact contacts and 185,000 control actions have been carried out on the perpetrators.

On the other hand, since October 25, 2020 and May 9, 2021, the State security forces have filed 327,853 proposed penalties for breaching the restrictions and has denied entry into our country to more than 70,000 people.

In addition, they have identified 7.8 million people, have carried out 2,232 mobile traffic controls, they have controlled 8.5 million vehicles and detained 4,191 people.

Some data that, as recognized by Marlaska, represent a “noticeable” decline, of more than 70%, for example, in the number of identifications in relation to the first alarm state.

The minister has also reported on digital surveillance work against threats such as the dissemination of false information about the disease or attempts to scam vulnerable groups.

In this area, some 264 misinformation events have been detected that have resulted in to 209 informative notes, 1,194 communications and 537 reports during the pandemic.

Marlaska has stressed that digital surveillance is an “essential” task, which “does not seek to limit anyone’s freedom of expression “, since its sole purpose is to protect the free exercise of fundamental rights and the well-being of the population, especially vulnerable groups “in the face of unscrupulous acts in the framework of a social and health emergency situation.

On the other hand, the figure of the health police interlocutor has been strengthened, explained Marlaska, who has announced that between October 2020 and May 2021 contacts with medical centers have tripled, compared to the first state of alarm at the go from 10,902 contacts to 36,737.

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