Budget increase for crime prevention set for Quintana Roo

During 2015, the municipality of Solidaridad is expected to receive more than nine million pesos from the Federation for projects that inhibit criminal activities.

As explained by Hernán Pérez Vega, the Director of Government in Solidarity, only three municipalities of Quintana Roo — Benito Juárez, Othon P. Blanco and Solidarity — were provided with the additional financial resources from the National Crime Prevention Program (Pronapred). The additional funding represents a 3.5 percent increase over the 2014 budget.

Vega reported that last year, 17 projects were put before the Federation and that this year, they will continue to integrate and implement new social activities that help with crime prevention.

The National Crime Prevention program, which covers 66 municipalities, has an annual 2015 budget of about $2.6 billion peso. Quintana Roo is scheduled to receive just over $66 million peso, while the program has $207 earmarked for the state of Guerrero.

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