Like the general population, foreign inhabitants are also affected by criminal incidence.
Today’s event for Expats in Mazatlan
Mazatlan Sinaloa.- In Mazatlan, there are between 5 thousand and 7 thousand foreign inhabitants all year round, and they, like the entire population, suffer the crime like robberies and assaults; said Lisa Lankins, the municipal government’s liaison with foreign communities.
The foreign community, they own houses, rent condos, apartments, are in hotels too, but they have the same problems, questions and needs as all Mazatlan citizens, and they need to know how to fix everything, it is a very taxable thing.
She said that as the general population, foreign residents also report cases of assault and robbery, hence the need to train and guide them so they can do it in the best way.
However, I clarify that despite the criminal incidence, many of them feel safer here than in their own country.
“They have the same problems that all Mazatlecos have, but they feel very comfortable living here, there are those who feel safer here than in their own countries.
For its part, Astrid Macías Fregoso, director of CAPTA, reported that everything possible is being done so that they know the tools such as Mazatlan APP, the alert button and the C2 that is the Citizen Contact to report the facts and emergencies, and can be taken care of as soon as possible.
She commented that 911 complaints have been filed by foreigners, but in that emergency line, there is no staff that speaks English and can respond and deal with cases immediately.
They are the ones that have been adapting, you are in Mexico and they make an effort to speak in Spanish, but they know that it is also a municipal initiative that has a tool that is Mazatlan APP, an alert button that is in both languages and the C2 that It is the Citizen Contact for people who want to be part of a group where the information is in English
She said that there is already this group that flows via WhatsApp, called SeguriChat, where if there is an emergency, it is monitored 24 hours a day with Public Security personnel, and a bilingual person who can immediately translate that information, respond and attend to it.
30 thousand foreign visitors spend the winter season in Mazatlan
From 5 thousand to 7 thousand foreigners live in Mazatlan fulltime.
Source: sol de mazatlan
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