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01 Oct 2012 09:20 by spain108 Star rating. 6 posts Send private message

My neighbour who lives in Marbella, returned briefly and told me the situation for expats is getting worse in terms of

higher iindirect  taxes and an increase in causal crime.....he has been broken into twice in last six months......





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01 Oct 2012 09:55 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

 

Having 30 years experience of criminal investigation in UK and now having worked with the National Police for 15 years I can assure everyone that the crime level in Spain now is nowhere near what in was in UK in 1988 when I left there.  The situtation is NOT dire in Spain, thats why I chose to live here.
 
Also, although of course pick-pocketing is an everyday event here, just like everywhere in the world,  one is not beaten-up,  and if one takes sufficient precautions you are unlikely to be a victim.  Being careless and unguarded, in crowded places,  contributes  to one being a victim.
 
Of course if you are the victim it is one crime too many.   
 
Also, it is well known fact that if a property has been broken into once and property stolen, it is more likely to be broken into again.   Why? Because the thieves feel they know the property, how to get in and they were lucky the last time.   So if you do have a break-in, it would be wise to increase the protection level.

 

 


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01 Oct 2012 10:05 by spain108 Star rating. 6 posts Send private message

What about this fear of higer direct and indirect taxes....is it justified  ?  johnzx.





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01 Oct 2012 11:24 by foxbat Star rating in Granada. 1114 posts Send private message

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Marbella always known as the centre of the Costa del Crime; I doubt its any worse now than it was in the early days.



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01 Oct 2012 13:29 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

 

What about this fear of higer direct and indirect taxes....is it justified  ?  johnzx.

 

 

Can you please explain what you mean, what the taxes are etc?

 


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01 Oct 2012 15:00 by damatt Star rating in South Wales/Algorfa. 78 posts Send private message

I know folks who have been broken into more than once in the UK!

What about the higher direct and indirect taxes in the UK.

It all depends on the starting position when you talk about something being higher, yes they maybe but the hike may only be from 4% to 10% but it may still be lower than in another country, so the statement is a little missleading.



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