SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – September 27th, 012 – The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ)’s database and information system, used to track crime and locate offenders, has been in operation since 2004. Yesterday, OIJ shared some of the system’s data with the public.
OIJ said there is a robbery every 47 minutes in Costa Rica. Every 2 hours, the robbery occurs with a firearm, and every hour and half the weapon of choice is a knife.
The database also reveals that San Pedro is the place where the most cars are stolen, and that Fridays between the hours of 6pm and 7pm is when the most crime occurs in the country.
OIJ provides these, and more crime statistics to the Ministry of Security on a weekly basis, which the ministry then uses to allocate crime-fighting resources and plan operations.