Although crime figures have fallen in the last three years, the perception of insecurity in the citizens has increased. In the same vein, different surveys show that crime is the problem to which the Government should devote its greatest efforts.
To understand these numbers, the phenomenon of incivilities is key. According to the National Public Security and Violence and Crime Prevention Plan, Security for All, created published in 2014 by the Government of President Bachelet, incivilities are the visible disorders in the public setting.
What do we call incivilities?
These are differentiated, in that sense, from crime that tries to be invisible. But whether these are crimes or not, they tend to not be covered by the criminal control system.
Incivilities affect the neighbor's quality of life and impact their perception of the environment and their behavior in regard to the public space; because of this, it is essential to work in reducing these.