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Crime rate

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 4:46pm
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Paulinepc

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Hi everyone,

We are looking at properties in Torrevieja and seriously contemplating buying one. Infact we've made enquiries about many of different properties. However, after reading a lot of negative  feedback with regards to the crime rate, we are now somewhat reluctant.  One comment was very disturbing and really frightening as its been revealed that burglars have been gassing properties with intentions of robbing unresponsive people in their beds. It literally made me feel sick.

Can anyone give me information about this subject please as we are supposed to be putting a deposit on a property next week. 

Other crime in the area doesn't concern me as much as this. After all crime is part of every day life everywhere.

Thank you in advance.

Pauline & Michelle x

Steve6

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:01pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:01pm

I Lived In Spain and loved it except the crime. Burglars breaking into your property while you are sleeping. I put an alarm in my house that seemed to work as all the other neighbor's were robbed that had no alarm. This area was a good area with pilots living on the complex. I had my van broken into and my tools stolen 3 times and they were not in sight. I did a job in the city and when I got back to my van my wing mirrors were missing along with the radio. You have to be careful very careful. 

tebo53

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:03pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:03pm

Paulinepc wrote on Sat Feb 6, 2021 4:46pm:

Hi everyone,

We are looking at properties in Torrevieja and seriously contemplating buying one. Infact we've made enquiries about many of different properties. However, after reading a lot of negative  feedback with regards to the crime rate, we are now somewhat reluctant.  One comment was very dist...

...urbing and really frightening as its been revealed that burglars have been gassing properties with intentions of robbing unresponsive people in their beds. It literally made me feel sick.

Can anyone give me information about this subject please as we are supposed to be putting a deposit on a property next week. 

Other crime in the area doesn't concern me as much as this. After all crime is part of every day life everywhere.

Thank you in advance.

Pauline & Michelle x

It's a common fallacy that crops up now and then that these gassings take place to rob people whilst they are in their beds....

I've never actually read or heard anything about anyone getting robbed in this way. 

I looked up the crime rates recently for the Costa Blanca and Torrevieja and Benidorm were the top two. Here in Benidorm the crimes that add up are mainly theft from tourist areas including pickpockets and handbag/phone theft. Prostitution and the "Pea men" are very much a problem too.

More problems are starting to rise with squatters entering vacant property and holiday homes. Its extremely difficult to evict squatters who have families and this is putting some buyers off. That problem would be worth looking into further.....

Steve 

Steve6

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:09pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:09pm

Yes plenty of Squatters moving into apartments these days. We looked at a nice place in Fomenter de Segura and there were several in the block. This needs looking into. The good for nothings have the Law on their side just like Migrants. 

Paulinepc

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:11pm

Paulinepc

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:11pm

tebo53 wrote on Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:03pm:

It's a common fallacy that crops up now and then that these gassings take place to rob people whilst they are in their beds....

I've never actually read or heard anything about anyone getting robbed in this way. 

I looked up the crime rates recently for the Costa Blanca and Torrevieja and Benidorm were the top two. Here in Benidorm the crimes that add up are mainly theft from tourist areas including pickpockets and handbag/phone theft. Prostitution and the "Pea men" are very much a problem too.

More problems are starting to rise with squatters entering vacant property and holiday homes. Its extremely difficult to evict squatters who have families and this is putting some buyers off. That problem would be worth looking into further.....

Steve 

Thanks Steve this does concern me. I'll be thinking long and hard.

Pix Elated

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:12pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:12pm

We have had 3 break-ins on our Urbanisation in as many weeks, one the residents were actually at home watching TV. 

We live not far from Villamartin nowhere near a town. Crime seems to be everywhere. 

Paulinepc

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:12pm

Paulinepc

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:12pm

Steve6 wrote on Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:09pm:

Yes plenty of Squatters moving into apartments these days. We looked at a nice place in Fomenter de Segura and there were several in the block. This needs looking into. The good for nothings have the Law on their side just like Migrants. 

Hmmmm this worries me. Thanks for replying.

Samjayne70

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:13pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:13pm

Paulinepc wrote on Sat Feb 6, 2021 4:46pm:

Hi everyone,

We are looking at properties in Torrevieja and seriously contemplating buying one. Infact we've made enquiries about many of different properties. However, after reading a lot of negative  feedback with regards to the crime rate, we are now somewhat reluctant.  One comment was very dist...

...urbing and really frightening as its been revealed that burglars have been gassing properties with intentions of robbing unresponsive people in their beds. It literally made me feel sick.

Can anyone give me information about this subject please as we are supposed to be putting a deposit on a property next week. 

Other crime in the area doesn't concern me as much as this. After all crime is part of every day life everywhere.

Thank you in advance.

Pauline & Michelle x

Hi

We live in the Costa Calida area,since November,it’s very nice,have a look at the area.

Sam

Paulinepc

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:33pm

Paulinepc

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:33pm

Samjayne70 wrote on Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:13pm:

Hi

We live in the Costa Calida area,since November,it’s very nice,have a look at the area.

Sam

Thanks Sam will do 👍

Kelvin1960

Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:43pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 6:43pm

I know of one household that experienced the gas/robbery. 

It was around 15 years ago, but it did happen. It was not in Torrevieja.

I know the the victims personally.

Their car was stolen as well.

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