Getting to grips with your new city is important
THE ORGANIZATION OF VALENCIA’S POLICE SERVICE
District Police Stations
There are 7 main police stations in Valencia and you can go to any of them, regardless of where you have been the victim of a crime.
What do I do if I am the victim of a crime?
- Call the police immediately on 091 (National Police no.)
- Make your way to the nearest police station to make a statement.
You can make a statement by telephone on 902 102 112
Other useful telephone numbers:
- Local Police: 092
- The Civil Guard: 062
- Emergencies: 112 (Coordination of Police, Fire and Ambulance Services)
COMMON CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST FOREIGN STUDENTS IN SPAIN
PICKPOCKETING = Theft without the victim noticing and without the use of force.
(Wallet/purse, camera, mobile phone)
In the Central Zone
Pickpockets often operate in busy central areas using the large numbers of people to their advantage.
On Public Transport (Metro/Bus/Train)
The close proximity of passengers on public transport presents the perfect opportunity for pickpockets to “accidentally” brush up against you and relieve you of your valuables
In Restaurants, Bars and Clubs
These thefts often occur due to not keeping an eye on belongings on tables, chair and bars.
On the Beach
Opportunistic thieves are likely to steal any valuables left unattended on the sand.
Bike Theft (VERY COMMON)
Bike theft often occurs when bikes are left with or without a padlock in remote spots of little public visibility, or left at night in public streets.
Theft of valuables left in cars (sunglasses, radios, cameras, mobile phones…)
Avoid leaving valuables inside your parked car as thieves can easily break windows or force doors in order to steal them.
Quiet or dark streets and alleyways
We advise that you do not walk alone in quiet dark streets at night. If being dropped off by a taxi, it is perfectly acceptable to ask the taxi driver to wait until he/she has seen you enter your home.
SPENDING YOUR FREE TIME IN VALENCIA’S LEISURE ZONES
It is recommended to carry a copy of your PASSPORT or identity card at all times. A student card or driving licence may also serve as a means of identification
THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC PLACES
DRINKING IN THE STREET IS NOT PERMITTED AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REGULATION WILL RESULT IN A FINE.
There are some public areas where the local police generally will not fine you for consuming alcohol (Taronjers and Paseo Marítimo).
Prohibited in all public establishments and in close proximity to hospitals, schools and children’s playgrounds.
OTHERS: Renting flats
Obtain a contract in writing detailing the rent amount per month, deposit, etc.
If making payments via bank transfer, have some form of receipt detailing payments made.
You can not be evicted or made to leave by the property owner without notice (changing the locks = crime).
Have fun and enjoy the city!!!