• Categories
  • Archives

How Diadema, Brazil, Cut Murder 68%

The experience of the city of Diadema, located 17 kilometers from downtown São Paulo, in reducing its indices of crime will be presented at the 11th Congress of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program, which will be held from April 18 to 25 in Bangkok, Thailand.

According to the municipal press office, Diadema was the only Latin American city selected for presentation as a model case, for its actions to combat violence.


The campaign undertaken in Diadema will be presented by Mayor José de Filippi Junior, from the Workers’ Party, in a workshop for 250 leaders from various countries.


According to the Diadema municipal press office, the city, which has 383 thousand inhabitants, registered 102.82 homicides for every 100 thousand inhabitants in 1999, that is, one murder per day. This proportion was down to 65.79 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants in 2001, and last year it dropped to 34.58 (68% less).


The reduction in this index is the result of the city’s crime prevention programs. Diadema was, for example, the first city to implant the disarmament program with the participation of civil society organizations.


1,212 weapons have been turned in to the police since August, 2004. Diadema has also been investing in teaching children to disarm. The three annual campaigns have collected 12 thousand play weapons.


There was also a mapping of the places with the greatest incidence of crimes of all types, and, based on this study, 26 cameras of the latest generation were imported from Canada and installed in strategic spots.


The map also indicated that 60% of the incidents occurred between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. This resulted in a law, in effect since July 15, 2002, ordering the closing of bars between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Wishes a Closer Relation to Algeria

Brazil wants to export airplanes and manufactured goods to Algeria. The Brazilian Minister of ...

Brazil to Use Half a Million Electronic Machines and Biometrics for Sunday’s Elections

A total of 501,923 electronic voting machines will be operating in Brazil’s 5,568 municipalities ...

Brazil’s Embraer Gets Investment Grade Rating from Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s, one of the largest and most prestigious rating agencies in the ...

Brazil’s New Finance Minister Wants GDP Over 4% in 2006

In his first remarks as Brazil’s new minister of finance, following a ceremony at ...

The Real Lesson of Brazil’s Cicarelli Hot Video and YouTube Ban

Usually I write about political stuff. Or serious things. But stay with me. This ...

Rice and Meat Boost May Prices 0.79% in Brazil

Brazil's consumer prices rose 0.79% in May, the fastest pace in more than three ...

Brazilian Appointed as UN Representative in Haiti

Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations (MRE) received the nomination of the Brazilian Luiz Carlos ...

Brazil Discovers Olive Oil

Olive oil consumption in Brazil has been growing continuously over the last three years  ...

Brazil’s Landless Movement Calls World to Action

The 5th World Social Forum, which took place between January 26th and 31st in ...

Brazil’s Trade Surplus Grows 33% Reaching US$ 44 Billion

From the beginning of the year through last week, Brazilian companies exported US$ 44 ...