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Robbery and Theft Are the Biggest Bottlenecks of Brazil's Public Security
11/06/2017 - 12h54
FROM SÃO PAULO
A new indicator that includes fear, feeling of risk and the number of occurrences of each crime shows that robbery and theft are the biggest bottlenecks in Brazil's public security area.
The Index of Public Security Effectiveness was created in a partnership between the Brazilian Forum for Public Security and Datafolha (Grupo Folha 's polling institute), and analyzes the performance of governments in fighting ten problems affecting the population.
The index ranges from zero to one. Higher scores mean security is more effective in that particular problem. The overall average was 0.59. Robbery and theft showed the lowest score, 0.46.
The managing director of the Brazilian Forum for Public Security, Renato Sérgio de Lima, stresses that these crimes have the highest number of occurrences. That is why they tend to have a worse performance than the other items in the survey.
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"Even so, the index shows that people are very scared and do not recognize the government's capacity to deal with these crimes," says Lima.
The other crimes in the survey included, burglary, physical assault, police violence, quicknapping and sexual assault, among others.
The survey interviewed 2,080 Brazilians in 130 cities.
Translated by THOMAS MUELLO