Crime in Flamengo, Lagoa and Meier Drops up to 80 Percent

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, June 1st, the city of Rio de Janeiro received some welcomed positive news regarding crime as government officials announced that in Flamengo, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and Meier, crime has dropped as much as eighty percent in some areas. Officials are crediting the decrease to the recent security program, Operação Segurança Presente (Operation Security Today).

Operação Segurança Presente is an extension of a 2014 joint initiative between the state government and the Federation of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro (Fecomércio). That program, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?