Auto theft and robberies in São Paulo were down significantly in 2020 versus 2019

In absolute numbers, 33,000 theft occurrences were recorded in 2019 and 20,000 last year. As for robberies, there was a 29.8% drop, with 67,800 thousand in 2019 and 47,600 in 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of São Paulo recorded a 39.4% drop in auto theft occurrences in the comparison between 2020 and 2019, according to data released by the
Tracker-FECAP Economic Bulletin on Friday, May 28.

In absolute numbers, 33,000 theft occurrences were recorded in 2019 and 20,000 last year. As for robberies, there was a 29.8% drop, with 67,800 thousand in 2019 and 47,600 in 2020.

According to Erivaldo Costa, professor of the Department of Research in Crime Economics at the Álvares Penteado School of Commerce Foundation (FECAP), several factors . . .

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