Crime Surges to Near 30-Year Highs in Rio de Janeiro

This was the first time the ISP registered more than 15,000 pedestrian robberies in a two-month period.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 4th, with the entire country on edge awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's habeas corpus, in Rio de Janeiro new data from the Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute) showed that crime across the state has reached all-time highs.

In January and February of 2018, four different categories of crime soared to levels never-before-seen since the ISP began tracking statistics almost thirty years ago: Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?