Skip to comments.Murder Rates Have Climbed So High In São Paulo That Residents Fear Being Out After Dark
Posted on 11/17/2012 12:00:15 PM PST by SeekAndFind
BETWEEN 1999 and 2011 São Paulo's murder rate fell by almost three-quarters, turning what had been one of Brazil's most dangerous states into one of its safest.
Now the violence is rising again. In the past two months more than 300 people have died in the state capital in an undeclared war between police and the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a drugs gang, twice the tally for the same period last year. More than 90 police officers have been slain since January; the total for 2011 was 56. This year looks certain to close with the state murder rate back at over ten per 100,000 residents: epidemic level.
At first the state government claimed the rise in killings was a blip. It refused to mention the PCC, apparently for fear of glamorising it or causing panic. That made it look complacent. In October the federal justice minister said he had offered São Paulo reinforcements, but been refused. They were not needed, huffed Antonio Ferreira Pinto, the state's prickly security secretary. His federal counterpart, Regina Miki, suggested that São Paulo should learn from Rio de Janeiro, which uses federal forces to expel gangsters from its lawless favelas (though Rio's murder rate remains double São Paulo's).
The criticisms have now sparked a response. At the end of October state officials sent extra police into Campo Limpo, Capão Redondo, Paraisópolis, large favelas from which they think the PCC has been ordering the murders.
On November 7th extra forces arrived in Guarulhos, a nearby city. "Operation Saturation" has already led to scores of arrests as well as to drugs and weapons seizures--and the discovery of a register of officers' names and addresses, thought to be a hit list. Meanwhile officials have at last accepted the federal government's offer to house PCC leaders
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One of the new events for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.. Surviving the entire affair.
more proof socialism works. ask chicago.
Oh? Just like Chicago, Newark, Oakland, Detroit, LA, WashDC eh?
It should get better ,I hear Brazil is catering to Terrorist now
They may need a new class of air travel just for this Olympics. Terrorist class.
at the rate things are devolving and unfolding globally, the Jihad seems to be close to being in full swing.. meanwhile O is off to Asia in search of roots and to celebrate freedom in Myanmar aka ol’ Burma
my hometown...Rochester NY is the same way...a shame
I work with a girl from Brazil. She said they were very happy Barry was re elected. Cannot state my reaction to her here on FR because it would have me banned..... Or at least punished.
Also asked her if things were so hunky dory there why are you people coming to my country.
RE: my hometown...Rochester NY is the same way...a shame
Hey, maybe that’s one unstated reason why Eastman Kodak fell... no smart person wants to live and work near the HQ anymore...
so what? I don’t go out after dark here and I live in a good neighborhood
FWIW the equivalent figure for Chicago is estimated to be 19.4 for this year.
Good for you! We need more people to talk back to these morons.
Men like to go down to Brazil and bring back Brazilian sluts, some of them even here on FR, then they whine about illegal aliens and liberal women...
The Sao Paulo metro population is 19,889,559, larger than any American city. It is the seventh largest in the world
The population of all of Greece is only 10,787,690.
The Brazilian economy is the world’s 6th largest
Not the reason at all.....Millions of workers made their living at Kodak. Life changes. Technology changes. Kodak forgot to change.
These morons are so thick headed. Thankfully my boss is on step with me. I can no longer accept these idiots so he gives me some “breathing room”. Or else I would be fired .