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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: faltas administrativas|
|Con ello se busca cumplir los objetivos primordiales de la policía: restablecer el orden y elevar la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos, sancionado todos los delitos o faltas administrativas por pequeñas que sean, proporcionándole a la gente espacios urbanos limpios y seguros.|
Your text mentions both crimes and 'faltas'. Crimes are usually considered higher level whereas 'faltas' are misdemeanors, either clerical or administrative mixups (definition provided by local police) -- petty or minor crimes for which there's little enforcement potential. I'd translate it thus: re-establishing public order and increasing the standard of living by meting out punishment for all crimes, large and small, thereby giving back to the people clean and safe urban areas.
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|Thank you, Rene! I really liked the way your translated "giving back to the people" so I used that, too. Thanks to everyone for all the good suggestions and interesting comments!|
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