June 20, 2013
Garré: 'There is no such a thing as a crime rate increase in Buenos Aires City'
Security Minister Nilda Garré denied today the criminality curve in Buenos Aires City was increasing. "There is no such a thing as a crime rate increase in Buenos Aires. In fact, there is a decrease of criminality in some cases”, the official told the press before inaugurating a conference of representatives of Latin American security forces in a City downtown hotel.
The official remarked, nonetheless, neighbors should be actively involved in crime prevention. “There is the need of more participation and organization”, Garré explained.
The Second Regional Encounter of Strategic Orientation for the United Nations´s International Police will finish on Friday and is hosted by the Argentine Gendarmerie.
The meeting’s goal is to "ensure the professionalism of the police forces during peace-keeping operations under the flag of the United Nations", the organizers informed in a communiqué.