The Secretary of Public Security of the State of São Paulo recorded an increase in robberies and thefts in the São Paulo capital in 2022 compared to 2019, the last pre-pandemic year. The city also had an increase in occurrences at the end of the year.
The SSP counted 236,145 thefts in general in the capital in 2022. Compared to 2019, in the pre-pandemic, the growth was 4.2%. The increase was driven by the month of December, when there was an increase of 22.7% more occurrences of this type.
The survey took into account 2019 because in the following two years there was less movement of people, due to movement restrictions.
Last year, robberies in general also drew attention, when the crime involves threat or violence. The growth in relation to 2019 was 2%, reaching 143,936 cases. The month of December also had the highest increase (6.3%).
Vehicle thefts increased by 7.6% in the city of São Paulo, with 40,163 such occurrences in 2022. There were 3,162 bulletins in December alone.
On the streets, people can be seen clutching their purses and hiding cell phones, a possible consequence of the population’s increased awareness of crimes.
On the other hand, despite the increase in cases of theft, robbery, which are crimes followed by death, had a slight decrease. In 2022, there was one less case than in 2019, with 63 records.
The other types of robberies fell in the capital. Vehicles had a reduction of 24.5%. Cargo prices fell by 18.3%.
Actions against banks maintained some stability but, in absolute numbers, they were five less than in 2019.
There was also a drop in crimes against life. The city of São Paulo reduced intentional homicides by 13.8% last year, when 560 crimes were recorded.
As a result, the rate of intentional deaths stood at 4.68 per 100,000 inhabitants. Rapes fell by 8.1%; even so, there were 2,448 cases.
To try to lower these numbers and improve the sense of security, the state government launched, on January 11, Operation Impact, which expanded ostensive policing, which has 17,000 police officers.
Until last Saturday (21), 2,200 people were arrested, 4.6 tons were seized and 558 vehicles were recovered.
Source: CNN Brasil
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