Police in central San José have arrested nearly 700 people from January to July, according to statistics from Fuerza Pública’s intelligence department. This represents a rate of nearly four arrests per day.
Of those detentions, 367 were captured on the scene while 318 apprehensions were from judicial orders.
Juan Carlos Arias, regional director for Fuerza Pública in San José, said it’s difficult to oversee the population of more than 1 million that occupy and pass through the capital daily. Arias said police have begun to put more units in places where criminal incidents seem to be more common.
“Being positioned in key zones and carrying out frequent operations in the capital has increased the number of arrest warrant orders and arrest of crimes in the act,” Arias said.