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Cargo Theft in São Paulo Increases 23% in First Semester

07/26/2017 - 10h13

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ROGÉRIO PAGNAN
FROM SÃO PAULO

The State of São Paulo, under the administration of Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB), lives an epidemic of cargo theft. The growth in this type of crime was 23% in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, the largest increase in the first semester since 2004.

The June increase of 19%, compared to the same month of 2016, is the 13th consecutive - the highest sequence of increases in this type of crime since 2009, when the State recorded a series of 18 months.

In addition to cargo thefts, robberies in general were slightly higher in the state, with 161,819 occurrences in the semester.

"Last month [May] we had a greater increase in cargo theft [37%]. It also looks like a downward movement is beginning. I'm not saying robbery is falling. I am saying that there is a tendency to decrease the increase in this indicator," said Public Security Secretary Mágino Alves Barbosa Filho.

OTHER CRIMES

In the first half of this year, in addition to cargo theft, armed robbery (23%) also increased, from 168 to 207, robberies in general (1%), from 160,734 to 161,819, and rape (11%), from 4,736 to 5,280.

On the other hand, the number of homicide victims showed a slight drop of 0.5%. The total number of deaths in this type of crime went from 1,784 to 1,776. All comparisons consider the first half of 2017 and the same period of 2016.

Translated by MARINA DELLA VALLE

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Cargo theft in São Paulo increased 23% in the first semester of 2017
Cargo theft in São Paulo increased 23% in the first semester of 2017

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