Registering after being stolen or losing documents in Brazil can be a daunting task

One day after the release of a video made by O GLobo showing the disorganization and lack of structure to meet tourists victims of theft or robbery during the New Year’s Eve, the Police Chief of the a district in the South Zone of Rio was exonerated this Thursday by the head of the Civil Police. To her the district police chief had no management capaacity, since all resources requested were provided to him, and yet, the customer service was “unacceptable.” People mugged at the party faced turmoil to register at the police station. And had their documents scattered on the ground, where they were taken only after one of the victims arranged cardboard boxes.

documents on the floor police station Rio
documents on the floor police station Rio

The president of the Brazilian Association of Hotels criticized the disorganization of the Civil Police to serve tourists who were victims during the New Year’s Eve party in Copacabana. According to him, the scene of people searching for documents on the floor of the police station was “very bad” for the city’s image.

On Thursday, police at the South Zone reported that documents and other belongings found in Copacabana after New Year’s findings were being referred to the Lost and Found sector of the Correios, the brazilian post office. They said, however, that until the early hours of yesterday no document had been transferred there.

According to data released this thursday the average occupation of the hotels was 86.15 %, which is 6.17 % lower than that recorded last New Year’s Eve, when the average throughput reached 92.32 %. Also according to the balance of the sector, 72 % of tourists who came to the party were brazilians, most from São Paulo and Minas Gerais. And of the total, 30.79 % were foreign tourists.

Click here to see the video by OGlobo where tourists are looking for their documents on the floor of the police station in Rio.

It’s common for tourist to find out the lack of structure of the police in Brazil when trying to register after being stolen or losing documents in Brazil. it’s usual for police Stations to have no paper or the computers be out of order. Do like the brazilians, don’t bother reporting. You won’t get your goods back anyways!

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Joe Cloud
Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.

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Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.