Torrevieja had the highest number of domestic burglaries with violence in Alicante Province according to crime figures for 2016 released by the Interior Ministry. A total of 978 robberies were logged last year, compared to 972 in 2015. In comparison, the Orihuela municipality recorded 453 robberies in 2016.
Most crime indicators were up for Torrevieja last year, with the number of crimes up by 500 to 7,617, with thefts and drug-trafficking also on the rise. No reason behind the increases were given in the Madrid government statistics.