The initiative involves an increase in the presence of Carabineers in such areas and coordinated work with the Police Investigators and the Public Ministry for effective criminal prosecutions and infraction inspections.
“Streets Without Violence” has among its purposes the prevention of crimes, the clearing up of homicides, thus avoiding impunity, confiscating weapons, and capturing people with valid arrest warrants. It also seeks to recover the neighborhoods through funds from the undersecretary of crime and regional development.
The operation will be extended to 46 communes throughout the country, which represent a third of the total population and concentrates 50 percent of violent crimes.
Part of the National Policy against Organized Crime includes the dismantling of gangs and the reduction of their fire and economic power.
Above economic and health problems, all the opinion polls carried out point to insecurity as the main concern of the citizens.
85 percent of Chileans consider that crime has increased in the last year, and 91 out of 100 believe that it is more violent, according to a recent survey by the Plaza Pública Cadem firm.