Rio’s Latest Crime Statistics Show 37 Percent Increase in Auto Theft

Latest statistics show sharp increases in Rio de Janeiro motor vehicle and cell phone thefts, but show decreases in street robberies.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just released data from Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute) comparing the state's crime statistics of October 2017 to October 2016 revealed a mixed bag with sharp increases seen in car and cell phone theft, a nominal increase in homicides, and reductions in street robberies and robberies overall.

According to the latest survey, motor vehicle theft showed the biggest . . .

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