Palermo and Balbanera ranked first in the list of Buenos Aires regions that committed the most robbery in 2021, a crime that decreased by 29% compared to 2019, according to the map of anxiety in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires presented by the Chief of Government Horacio Rodriguez Lareta and Infobae It has evolved this Monday.
Of the total number of robberies recorded by the city, the figure provided by the report in Palermo was 10.3%, and in Balvanera it was 7.6. On the other hand, in areas with less attacks, there were Agronomía and Puerto Madero, whose percentage was less than 1%.
Regarding theft, Palermo and Balbanera also took the first place. 19.6% of cases were committed between the two regions. It was followed by 11.5% in Palermo, 8.1% in Balbanera and 5.5% in Recoleta.
On the other hand, the report showed encouraging figures. Theft caused by motorcycle jets decreased by 51% Compared to 2019, it is not the only item that has decreased in the two years of the pandemic, but the portfolio led by Marcelo di Alessandro, who directs the city police with an army of 19,000 people, is -44,825 cases in 2021, 62,829 cases in 2019, a 26% decrease in theft, and 49% percent of vehicle theft.
Between 2019 and 2021, armed strength decreased by 38% at times.
The murders are maintained with similar statistics. There were 103 cases in 2021, 127 in 2020 and 102 in 2019. 40% of all violent crimes in CABA are concentrated in Bajo Flores, with Villa 1-1-14, Ilia and Rivadavia areas, Villa 21-24/Ja Valletta, and Villa 31 and 31 Vis. Of these 40% of cases, 70% correspond to cases related to drug trafficking. In the 31 Bis and 31 Bis areas where the city manages security, the number of homicides decreased by 64% in two years.
However, in Bajo Flores, the number of murders increased from 5 in 2019 to 14 in 2021, which is currently 180% due to the strengthening of historical gangs in the following regions: The rise of the band “Dumbo” Martinez Maylli and members of the historic boss “Marcos” Estrada Gonzalez. In addition, Sabina Frederic's term as Minister of National Security included a gradual withdrawal from the gendarmerie in Lower Flores.
According to officials from the portfolio, in a few weeks the Buenos Aires Department of Security will put 75% of the city under video surveillance. There are already 11,000 cameras connected to the city monitoring center, and 50% of cases of robbery and theft in transit transshipment. The sector is filmed. The digital ring allows you to identify vehicles using the 74 entrances and exits of the city along General Paz Avenue and the bridge over the river.This includes two monitoring centers and 740 patent leaders.
“In cities, we always rule by data and evidence, because this is the only way to know where we stand, what we are doing well, and what needs to be improved. With Crime Map, we provide serious and reliable statistics year after year that allow us to better design the fight against crime and carry out comprehensive public security plans more efficiently.Today, this data shows remarkable results. Almost all crimes continue to decline until today's city has the lowest crime rate in the last 27 years.”
Felipe Miguel, Chief of Staff of Staff of Buenos Aires, agrees: “The results are shown when planning, analyzing statistics, telling the truth, recognizing the starting point and, above all, working with effort and perseverance; all the advantages of the police that have an integrated system and that they continue to add tools such as crime maps, video surveillance or digital rings”.
D'Alessandro contextualizes the situation: “When everything was still there, prisoners were released very much”, referring to forced isolation and prisoners who were released by the pandemic in several judicial decisions. Continued confrontation with federal prisons on quota issues to accommodate prisoners: “We have closed the doors of jails,” he said.CABA Municipality The number of overpopulation in the group reached 250 percent. “Today, police officers who need to be on the street are taking care of prisoners.”
On the other hand, 23% of those arrested for robbery and theft were arrested at least twice between 2019 and 2021. 12 percent of defendants in the same area are minors between 13 and 17 years of age.Therefore, D'Alessandro points to another difficult argument. “The Juvenile Penal Code fails; there can be no consequences.”