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Police work in decentralized governments in Venezuela

  • 2016
  • Cedeño, Luis
  • Aufsatz/Enthaltenes Werk

The current state of citizen security in Venezuela is at its most critical situation ever. In modern times, Venezuelans have never experienced the rise of criminal violence such as the one established in recent years. Homicide rates are among the highest in the region; nearly 64 per one hundred thousand is the official number, but some NGOs place that number near 90 in 2015. That represents over 27,000 homicides a year. Most common are robberies, which have been widespread all over Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuelas capital, has traditionally been the most affected by crime. Most criminal rates in the capital surpass greatly the ones in other areas.