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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just released data from Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute) comparing the state's crime statistics of October 2017 to October 2016 revealed a mixed...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Data released by Brazil’s National Federation of Insurance Companies (FenSeg) this week shows that theft of insured mobile phones increased 64.6 percent in the country between 2015 and 2016. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest survey by an UK company on the risks of cargo transportation in several countries throughout the world shows that Brazil jumped from 10th to 6th place in threat...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the city of Rio de Janeiro struggles with a financial crisis and a general security-image issue, authorities want to reinforce policing efforts focused on the tourism, and the summer...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who live in Rio de Janeiro, the mass robberies that sweep the beaches known locally as “arrastões” (big drags) have been a way of life, but recent years...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cyclist deal with the risk of having their bicycles stolen on a constant basis, and with the value of many bikes being higher than a monthly minimum wage in Brazil,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released by the Institute for Public Safety (ISP) on Monday, February 23rd showed that while fewer murders were committed in January 2015 compared to the first month of 2014,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Lapa in Rio's Centro had an increased police presence this year through Carnival in an effort to reduce street crime and make the celebrations safer. Operação...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a survey released on Friday by the Public Security Institute (ISP), cases of pedestrian robberies rose again since last year. There was an increase of 12.5 percent, with...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city’s first Police Pacification Unit (UPP) unit in Botafogo’s Santa Marta favela will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the end of the year, but there is mounting evidence...
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