Contrary to what might have been assumed, the total number of inspections of clubs and bars in Magalluf fell by 14% during the summer. Despite the bylaw against bar crawls, the increased police presence in Punta Ballena and the controversies surrounding sex-act contests in various bars, there wasn't tighter control of establishments and of their activities.
With regard to controls on age and closing times, inspections decreased by 61%, while those on noise levels were down by 46% compared with 2014. Calvia town hall, though, describes these results as "positive" in that the increased police presence had an informative and dissuasive impact. This increase involved the night patrol having eight more officers from Thursday to Sunday and six more for the rest of the week. In addition, town hall sources attribute the reduction in incidents to "improved awareness of complying with municipal ordinance on behalf of business owners". The combination of these factors produced, therefore, more satisfactory results, which will continue in the next years.
Between 1 June and 30 September, there were 78 inspections with regard to age and closing times, compared to 205 in 2014, while checks on sound limiters amounted to 85 inspections, almost a half of the 158 in 2014. There was also a positive result for controls on activities without a licence. 474 inspections took place, and these were down by 23.5%. The only aspect which involved increased police intervention was the control of illegal street selling: this rose by 4.3%. There were 1,185 checks on products that were being sold, compared with 1,136 in 2014.
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