"I asked Porto City Council to consider the video surveillance system in Ramalde and it was accepted. We welcome this instrument of citizenship", stated the president of the Parish Council, Patrícia Rapazote.
Patrícia Rapazote highlighted that the perception of insecurity has been increasing, mainly due to the "increase in drug consumption on public roads, associated with an increase in begging and robberies in certain areas" of Ramalde.
"This is a matter that belongs to the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI), the chamber has done a lot and the Viso police, with its few elements, has done its best, but in reality, we need more personnel", she defended.
The Metropolitan Command of the Porto PSP revealed, in a response sent to Lusa on October 13, that violent and serious crime increased compared to last year in the parish of Ramalde, as well as the number of arrests related to drug trafficking.
Composed of 79 cameras, Porto's video surveillance system began operating on June 22 and covers the arteries and public spaces in the city's downtown, namely in the União de Freguesias de Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau and Vitória.
Video surveillance operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and the head of the operational area of the PSP Metropolitan Command is responsible for the conservation and processing of data.