La Victoria, Peru: Nomination for the “Carrot Plan” Print E-mail

The reduction of crime through the implementation of the “Carrot Plan” is one of the programs of the Municipality of La Victoria, Peru, nominated for Good Government Practices 2010 in the category of public safety, a prize awarded by the NGO "Ciudadanos al Día".

Thanks to the “Carrot Plan”, launched in 2007, the incidence of crime in La Victoria fell by 40 percent, according to data from a thesis presented by former paho consultant Hernán Málaga. Public safety is a major concern of the current municipal government, expressed in the levels of investment and implementation of effective preventive and mitigating actions to reduce crime rates in the district.

The “Carrot Plan” consists in determining limits for the operation of bars until 11:00 pm, besides the prohibition of liquor consumption in streets, plazas or parks. Nightclubs and discos are open until 03:00 am.

The “Carrot Plan” has contributed to building confidence and security among neighbors, improving welfare and encouraging appropriate urban development of the city.