Rio’s State Police Arrested Over 35,000 Criminals Last Year

According to the State Police, the result exceeded previous records and was crucial for a "significant reduction" in criminal rates of great impact throughout the state.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State Police Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro pointed out, on Tuesday, January 14th, when publishing last year's operational balance report, the record number of arrests of criminals and apprehension of weapons.

According to the Secretary of the State Police, Colonel Rogerio Figueiredo de Lacerda, the result exceeded previous records and was crucial for a "significant reduction" in criminal rates of great impact throughout the state.

Responsible for ostensible and preventive policing in the state, last year the State Police arrested 35,415 criminals and seized 8,400 firearms, including 505 automatic rifles, considered weapons . . .

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