Arcaya & Asociados
SUBJECT: Rising crime rates in Venezuela.
SIGNIFICANCE: The opposition movement is seeking to capitalise on the government's failure to address the continuing problem of violent crime.
Partisan disputes are debilitating given the urgent need for broad national discussion on security.
ANALYSIS: Venezuela has one of the highest violent crime rates in South America. The rate has risen exponentially from the 1980s. Several factors help to account for the historically poor performance on security-related issues:
• Division and conflict within the security services.
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