Eight out of 10 consider Panama unsafe – survey

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Eight out of 10 Panamanians consider that the country is unsafe and three out of 10 have been the victim of some crime in the last year, according to an investigation by the new quality of life observatory of  Panama's the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture  (CCIAP) "Panama, tell me!"

The first report of the observatory addresses, among other components, citizen security.

The report details that 1,200 Panamanians were asked how they evaluate the country in terms of security and if in the last 12 months they had been victims of any crime.

Business unions such as the Association of Restaurants, Bars and Clubs of Panama have called for "a national crusade for safety in our streets and neighborhoods, contributing ideas and inviting the National Government to attack the problem head-on."