Crime cannot be eliminated, only reduced to a manageable level. If unemployment is reduced to middle to low single digits the crime rate will automatically be reduced. The vibrant economy that created those jobs will provide revenue to keep the remaining crime under control. The problem with this solution is Costa Rica’s dinosaur of a government. If the left wanted solutions there would be some hope. Unfortunately, the left requires major social and economic problems to sell their divisive tripe as the only solution and therefore control the ignorant and the elite. The ignorant are suckers because they don’t get it, but the elite understand the power that flows from that kind of control. The elite are controlled by it because they dig it.