According to the police the force doesn’t have the capacity to control the streets on the island. Meaning to get a safer neighbourhood you need 75 volunteers to do a once a month night neighbourhood watch. A good example of the succes rate is the resort security at Jan Thiel. However these tough guys are being paid by the resort consortium the results proves to be very good. having dogs also works on Curacao, dogs sence imidiate danger when someone has a bad intent.
Most people on Curacao are terrified by dogs. Burglary and the making noise factor are the two most common intimidation concepts. The 24/7 noise polution is still very uncomfortable and annoying for the neighbourhood, but those jobless nono’s get paid by the local crime rings.
iNews – AA 2002.