Cargo Theft in Rio Down by 59 Percent in First Nine Months of 2019

Data from the Institute of Public Safety (ISP) show a 59 percent decrease in the rate of cargo thefts on roads that cross the metropolitan region of Rio, due to the highway police engaging in combined actions with state and civil police forces.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first nine months of this year, according to the survey, compared to the same period last year, cargo thefts on the highway dropped by 59 percent, while vehicle theft rates were reduced by 41 percent. Street thefts also fell 52 percent.

According to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), the number of seizures conducted in 2019 is unprecedented. Silvinei Vasques, the PRF's superintendent in the state of Rio . . .

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