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Violent crime in São Paulo has dropped dramatically. Is this why?

World Economic Forum

  • 17 April 2018
  • Posted by: Nicolas Devia
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Violent crime in São Paulo has dropped dramatically. Is this why?
In this brief article, Robert Muggah and Ilona Szabó de Carvalho hint at some of the politics that led to the decrease of homicide in São Paulo from 52.5 per 100.000 in 1999 to 6.1 per 100.000 today. The renovation of the São Paulo state’s police that included the intensive use of data and technological tools opened the door for incorporation of hot spot and community policing strategies in the agency. Also, community-oriented policies planned from a public health perspective targeted the habits/conditions that were seen to trigger violence, such as the consumption and expend of alcohol at late night and the easy access to firearms. While police brutality is still a problem in the state, the reforms also included a process of culture change on what it means to be a police officer.

Rio Residents Support Military Intervention, but Doubt It Will Help

C.H. Gardiner

  • 10 April 2018
  • Posted by: Nicolas Devia
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Rio Residents Support Military Intervention, but Doubt It Will Help
Military intervention in urban areas are seen as a positive measure often because of the negative opinion citizens have on their police departments. Cases of corruption and even extrajudicial executions alienate people from police officers and create an atmosphere of mistrust in which crime thrives. Military personnel on the other hand enjoy of a generally good perception by the public because of the patriotic service they dive to their nation. However, it is evident for the public that a long lasting solution for the problems of their city’s crime and violence situation is not the constant presence of the armed forces in the streets. A survey conducted by InSight Crime confirms this idea through the data collected in present Rio de Janeiro where a militaristic approach has been used to combat crime.

¿Cómo prevenir la violencia letal en América Latina y el Caribe?

Sesión 2: Focalización y control de factores de riesgo

¿Cómo prevenir la violencia letal en América Latina y el Caribe?

Esta sesión fue moderada por el Embajador de México ante la OEA, el Señor Luis Alfonso de Alba, y contó con las experiencias de Colombia y Brasil. Para el caso colombiano, el Viceministro de Política Criminal y Justicia Restaurativa, Carlos Medina Ramírez, hizo referencia al tema de drogas. Por su parte, Iván Márques, del Instituto Sou da Paz, presentó la experiencia de Brasil en materia de control de armas. Los  comentarios a las dos intervenciones estuvieron a cargo de Eric Olson, Director Adjunto del Programa de América Latina y Asesor Senior del Instituto de México del Woodrow Wilson Center

InSight Crime: Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Past Failures of Militarization

InSight Crime: Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Past Failures of Militarization

Brazil's defense minister has announced a new phase of security operations in Rio de Janeiro that will involve a massive military deployment, a strategy often used throughout Latin America that has repeatedly failed to produce long-term improvements.

ESP: Rio ganha aplicativo para alertar sobre onde há tiroteios e crimes

Por Estado de São Paulo

ESP: Rio ganha aplicativo para alertar sobre onde há tiroteios e crimes

Para ajudar  a população a reduzir os riscos, um grupo de cidadãos, de forma voluntária, criou nas redes sociais o aplicativo Onde Tem Tiroteio, conhecido como OTT, que alerta em tempo real os lugares onde estão ocorrendo confrontos, assaltos e arrastões.

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