Security officials are pleased at change in public mind

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía
y Seguridad Pública photo
Fuerza Pública officers on patrol apprehended three suspects and confiscated this 1,000 pounds of cocaine that was being transported openly in a pickup bed Monday night in Santa Cecilia de La Cruz near the Nicaraguan border.

Security officials are expressing their happiness now that a national survey said that insecurity as the principal concern of Costa Ricans has declined from 50 percent to 25 percent.

The Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública quickly produced a press release Tuesday after the Spanish-language daily La Nación published the results of a Unimer survey that contained this data.

“We are beginning to see the fruits of a grand national effort,” said Mario Zamora Cordero, the security minister.

The survey results were not that clear cut because many more Costa Ricans cited unemployment as their principal concern. Las Nación said that was 21 percent up from 12 percent a year and a half ago. In other words, unemployment has replaced insecurity sat the principal concern.

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