Minister cites new poll saying security improves

The security minister said that a new poll shows that Costa Rica can conquer fear and beat the problem of insecurity.

The minster, Mario Zamora Cordero, said that the poll showed that 41 percent of Costa Ricans believe that insecurity is the principal problem of the country. That is down from 49 percent from a year ago, according to figures supplied by UNIMER, the public opinion firm.

The survey firm also said that in the recent polling 11 percent of Costa Ricans said they had fallen into the hands of crooks. That was down from 17 percent a year ago, Zamora said.

Zamora said that it was clear to him that the problem of insecurity would be solved by an integral approach with legal reforms and financing of programs.

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