Rio Sees 25 Percent Rise in Bus Robberies

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures released by the Public Security Institute (ISP) show that robberies on buses in the state of Rio de Janeiro have gone up by almost 25 percent in the past year. In 2012, the ISP registered 4,112 crimes between January and October, the total for the equivalent period in 2013 was 5,130, a rise of 24.75 percent.

Since the beginning of 2014, already 37 people have been arrested in connection with robberies on highways in Rio, according to the Federal Highway Police (PRF). These arrests represent only 23 . . .

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