Whilst they have not mentioned the work of Street Angels or 24-7 Magaluf, in this report, we believe without a shadow of doubt that the amount of prayer and practical support by these two ministries, and people around the world praying for Magaluf, has been a key part of this change.
Some of their findings include:
Crime rates have fallen by 87% in 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.
The number of young people (aged 16 – 25 years) has decreased by 9% (which equates to 50,000 less 16 – 25 year olds), whilst couples (aged 30 years and over) and families have increased by 5.2%
Less dependency on British tourists to Magaluf with an increase from Italian, German, Portuguese and Swedish holidaymakers, has also helped, with the British market this year representing just 55% of the approximate 1.5 million stays up till July 2015.
Russian market – 56%
Spanish market – 8.5%
Italians + 34%
Portuguese + 21%
Germans + 7.85%
Swedish + 8.8%
The organisation also claims positive progress has been made in security and public order. After the approval of new law-enforcement measures and a greater presence of both Spanish and, more recently, British police, antisocial behaviour in Punta Ballena and other nearby streets is in decline.
Figures show a fall in crime (robberies, prostitution, hawking and drug dealing) with just three arrests compared to 23 in 2014; whilst 50% fewer guests have been expelled from hotels for bad behaviour.
In addition there have been 50% fewer cases of balcony falls in Magaluf.
Whilst there is still a way to go, it is wonderful to see a major association like this confirming that things are improving.
Let’s keep working together and see Magaluf, the people that work here, and the people that come on holiday, become all that God intends for them to be!
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