The data correspond to captures made between August 12 and October 31 of this year.
The mayor (e) of Bogotá, Luis Ernesto Gómez, indicated that of the 6,255 captures recorded between August 12 and October 31 of this year, 4,865 people have been released.
According to the official, “this is a very worrying exercise and that is why it is important and urgent that the Ministry of Justice present before the Congress of the Republic the Law of Citizen Security, which has already been announced by the National Government. ”
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In this sense, the mayor (e) specified that during the month of October some 12,000 weapons were seized, of which 196 are traumatic.
“We make an urgent call to the National Government for the issuance of the decree that regulates traumatic weapons. It is a fact that with these weapons they are overwhelming the tranquility of the Bogota citizens“Gomez said.
He also argued that with the entry of 1,500 new police officers to the city through the special intervention plan, Some high-impact crimes such as homicide have been reduced by 8%.
“Before October 17, we had an average of 3.8 homicides a day and we went to 2.8 after the capture of the gang ‘Los Camilos’, “said Luis Ernesto Gómez.
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Even so, sexual crimes, car theft and cell phone theft, they are still the most common in the country’s capital.
“Specifically, in the month of October we were increased two crimes in relation to last year, which is the crime of common homicide and theft of people,” he added.
Finally, he said that in the towns of Kennedy, Bosa, Ciudad Bolívar, Usaquén, Chapinero and Rafael Uribe Uribe there will be an increase in the police force.