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Seguridad ciudadana, confianza pública y policía en Venezuela

Victimization and public perception studies in Venezuela show a sharp increase in violent crime and mistrust in the criminal justice system. The constitutional and legal framework since 1999 implies a broad concept of public safety, which includes protection of rights and satisfaction of widespread needs among the population. Pilot plans for public safety emphasize surveillance and deterrence through temporal occupation of urban spaces. It is doubtful that crime has been reduced. What the author proposes is a framework for analysis and research, based on transparency and involvement, with a view to promoting a shared responsibility and the reduction of violence