Foreign police is to help to Brazilian law enforcers in protecting order in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics. Mobilized Brazilian law enforcement officers are canceled all their leaves and vacations for the period of sports competition, the State Police authorities say.
The number of police officers has increased dramatically on the streets of Rio recently. 85,000 police and soldiers are planned to be involved in patrolling the streets.
This twice more policemen than that during Olympics 2012 in London. This is because Rio has one of the highest level of street crimes.
Not only so-called favelas, poor districts of Rio, suffer from its. Robbery and armed attacks occur in such popular tourist places like beaches Copacabana and Ipanema. Authorities are also concerned about the threat of terrorism.