São Paulo’s Cracolândia registers increase of drug users for 3rd successive month

Cracolândia (literally Crackland) is a popular denomination for a downtown region of the city of São Paulo, which is notorious for high incidence of drug trafficking and drug use in public.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of drug users that frequent Cracolândia in the central region of São Paulo increased for the third month in a row since April, compared to the same period last year, according to the São Paulo City Hall.

Since March, when the number of users had been falling, monthly increases were recorded. The peak was when in June, when the municipal administration calculated the presence of 722 people in Cracolândia, a number 24% higher than the same month in 2020.

Because of this, since last Friday (July 19), the Metropolitan Civil . . .

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