The state's public security authorities should be aware of an editorial published today by the Folha de São Paulo newspaper on the serious problem of violence in Pernambuco. We asked for the journalistic license to the newspaper of the family Frias to reproduce the same title of the editorial in this blog. During the weekend, we dedicated ourselves to write a long text about the current state administration, where we built a kind of triple of the problems faced. If measures are not taken in time, these problems may represent an inexorable cold shower in Mr. Paulo Câmara's reelection project. The article is part of our series on the state elections of 2018 and will soon be published here on the blog. For simplicity, it's the Bermuda triangle, that is, those very vulnerable points, where even good institutional marketing advice could not do anything if the concrete data does not appear on the horizon. In their midst, for example, the Folha de São Paulo editorial clearly implies that the success of the PPV was due to the personal involvement of former governor Eduardo Campos in that security policy. A management confrontation is initially established here, although Folha did not necessarily die of love for the former governor.
Folha's editorial is hard, it is blunt. Get to the point. The only refreshment is perhaps even for the fact that the upsurge of violence is not an isolated issue in the State of Pernambuco, but a regional problem, as can be observed more recently in the state of Ceará, where vandalism is being recorded against The public patrimony, by direction of leaders of criminal factions dissatisfied with the measures adopted by the State apparatus. As I always inform, there are some social, political and economic indicators that constitute variables over which the state manager does not have control. Political instability, economic crisis, structural unemployment are some of them. On the other hand, it is difficult to understand or admit how the State of Pernambuco has returned so much in this respect - something around a decade - since those times when the PPV achieved its first good results, removing the state from the astonishing ranking of the third most violent Of the country, which occupied until 2006. The PPV is from the middle of 2017.
PPV was a well-conceived, well-planned, well-executed and, to some extent, well-managed security policy, although the well-known governing body was never deployed, as José Luiz Ratton pointed out. Public safety is not joked or improvised, and no state has been able to reduce the rates of violence without good state planning. The State Police will not like the statement that we are going to make, but before the PPV, a work of completion of the course, the so-called TTCs, carried out by an architecture student from CAC-UFPE, - where we also did part of our studies - caused A major uproar in the area of public security. And you know what was the great feat of this young woman's work? She was able to locate, identify and characterize the typology of crimes on the most violent streets in Recife. I believe that before this work reached a great impact, public security actions of the State may not go down to these details, which would prove fundamental in the actions of the PPV, which began to identify these nerve zones, adopting effective monitoring measures, with goals of Reduction of crime in that area.
According to the sociologist José Luiz Ratton, a sort of systematizer of the PPV seminars, the pact is over. Today I read in a local newspaper that, considering salary issues both in the Civil Police and in the Military Police, there is an estimate of a large investment in equipment, personnel and vehicles. Here, on the blog, we always hope that public agents can find mechanisms to reduce these indices, which make us all, regardless of political positions, more vulnerable. Here is not the maximum adopted by some sectors of the opposition, which seem to bet on how much worse. However, some measures need to be adopted immediately, as the figures presented by Folha's editorialist are terrifying: In the first three months of this year 1,522 homicides were registered, a 44% increase over last year. In 2016, Pernambuco counted 4,480 murders, 48 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. There were 28 in 2014. The national average is 26.