Venezuela lacks an investigation police force with enough staff and supplies to help solve criminal cases, said an attorney and criminalist scholar from Santa Maria University. He assured that out of every 100 crimes committed, only six receive punishment. This explains the high degree of impunity reigning in the nation, which now surrounds 94 percent.
Part of this impunity is due to the fact that the institutions that constitute the integrated security system are week, he said, warning that the deficit of uniformed police officers in true and exclusive patrolling tasks is lower than 70%.
He added that the increased violence and crime rates are the result of impunity, and therefore it is necessary for public powers to act institutionally if they really hope to put an end to the high criminal indexes.
Moreover, the technological deficit is quite severe, as there are no science labs and morgues with duly trained specialists to prepare autopsy protocols to help clarify criminal acts, he pointed out.
He said he was convinced that justice should be administered by honest, qualified judges. Only then we will be able to trust there will be no more impunity.
He reminded that according to surveys, citizen safety is Venezuelans’ main problem.