90% of Ticos Fearful Of Crime, Study Shows
Eight in 10 Costa Ricans won’t leave home alone, while 63 percent no longer attend public gatherings such as concerts, sporting events or festivals, according to the latest survey to measure the nation’s flagging sense of security with the rise in crime.
The survey, conducted by the StatisticsSchool at the University of Costa Rica for the weekly newspaper El Financiero, suggests nearly 90 percent of Costa Ricans feel unsafe.
Almost half of those questioned fear there’s a medium to very high probability their house will be broken into, 53 percent do not allow their children to go out and play in the street, and 74 percent said they face a medium to very high chance of being assaulted out on the street.
However, many Costa Ricans proved to remain optimistic despite the fears. Little more than half, or 56 percent, said the country is capable of resolving its crime problems.
You may be interested
Slothy Sunday: Just hanging outAlejandro Zúñiga - May 26, 2019
Last week, Denise Gillen, a sloth nanny from the Toucan Rescue Ranch, shared the story of Bon Jovi, a sloth…
Twice as nice: Güity wins second gold at Grand PrixAlejandro Zúñiga - May 25, 2019
A day after he placed himself atop the world rankings with his time in the 200-meter T64 at the 2019…
Costa Rica obtains $500 million from CAF for fiscal supportAFP and The Tico Times - May 25, 2019
The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) on Friday granted a $500 million credit to Costa Rica to support the…