Rio’s Security Services Increase Presence Around Tourist Landmarks

The response comes after forty people were recently robbed on the Corcovado trail, twenty of them tourists; while in October a Ukranian tourist was stabbed during a robbery on the famous ‘Escada Selarón’ (Selarón staircase) in Lapa.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, January 15th, a major operation was undertaken by Rio’s security forces with the goal of bringing greater security to the many foreign and domestic tourists visiting the Cidade Maravilhosa.

Several agencies including both the military police, civil police, and tourist police (Deat) are participating in an integrated mission to increase security around six major tourist sites: the beachfront of Copacabana, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?