The Metropolitan Council of Lima has approved ordinance number 2341-2021, which sets out the 2021 Citizen Security Regional Action Plan.
The purpose of the Plan is to carry out actions and activities designed to reduce public insecurity and contribute to peaceful coexistence in the context of the national scenario brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Citizen Security Regional Action Plan, approved by the Mayor of Lima, Jorge Muñoz, consists of two chapters detailing the current security situation in Lima.
The first chapter analyses the citizen security indicators from a socio-demographic perspective and interprets the multiple social factors and risks that propitiate criminal behaviour.
The second chapter, called the Strategic Framework, details the 95 actions and strategies scheduled throughout the year and suitably supported by the allocated budget.
The Plan’s foremost challenges include reducing homicides, reducing deaths and injuries from traffic accidents, reducing violence against women, promoting public spaces by trying to prevent theft and robbery and preventing crime, among others.
The Plan was drawn up by the state entities that make up Lima’s Regional Committee on Citizen Security. The main entities include the Public Ministry, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Ombudsman’s Office, the Lima Police Region, the National Penitentiary Institute and the Volunteer Fire Brigade.