Sérgio Côrtes, State Secretary of Health, RJ
English translation of article “Secretaria de Saúde do Rio pode estar usando artifício para reduzir número de homicídios no estado.” From Rio .40, published May 27, 2011.
Rio’s Health Secretary Might Be Artificially Reducing Homicide Statistics in the State
Untrustworthy data about violent deaths from the Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro indicate government manipulation of information
Everyone who follows my blog knows my skeptical position relating to criminality statistics for the state of Rio de Janeiro produced by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) of the state government.
Since ISP data began to show a miraculous fall in the number of homicides—without any plausible explanation—I no longer believe in these statistics.
This week, I have become certain that the government data is not reliable. After analyzing violent death statistics from the State Health Department, which are then disseminated by the Health Ministry for consolidated states on national violent deaths, I have noticed that, since 2007 (the first year of Sérgio Cabral’s government), the number of deaths with “undetermined intent” [quotations added] shot up.
Posted in Crime, News, Rio de Janeiro
Tagged Homicide, Ignacio Cano, ISP, Laboratório de Análises da Violência, Ministério de Saúde, Rio .40, Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria de Estado de Saúde e Defesa Civil, Sergio Cabral, Sérgio Côrtes, Statistics, UERJ
Vitor Abdala, a carioca journalist, blogger, and specialist in the area of the politics of criminal justice and public security at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) profiled Rio Radar in a March 24th post on his blog, Rio .40. He had some nice things to say. (Here’s the link)
Stay tuned for an interview with Mr. Abdala…
Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho, photo credit: Alexandre Felipe
English translation of blog post: “Cabral vende imagem de Rio sem violência nos EUA. Ao mesmo tempo, uma criança era assasinada durante operação policial em favela sem UPP.” From Rio .40 by Vitor Abdala, originally published April 1, 2011.
Cabral sells picture of a Rio without violence in the USA. At the same time, a child was killed during a police operation in a favela without UPP.
While the “governor” of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, travels to the United Sates in an attempt to convince its business leaders that our state is a sea of roses (a tropical Garden of Eden) and see the image that Rio is a place free of crime due to the “miracle” of the Police Pacification Units (UPP), the REAL RIO continues to catch fire.
As much as Cabral would like to end crime by brainwashing the population, instead of attacking the true problems of public security, Rio de Janeiro continues to be a violent place.