The 2016 Olympics are taking place in Rio, Brazil. Depending on what events taking place at one of the 32 different Venues tourists attend, they will experience different parts of Rio. Officials attempted to sanitize certain parts of the city, block out views of slums, and clean air pollution in hopes of giving Rio a better look for Tourists. Tourists, however, still encounter some diverse demographics and high crime in the most popular events.
- Since being awarded the Olympics in 2009, Rio officials have been criticized for taking steps to sanitize the less flattering portions of the city.
- Visitors could have a very different experience in Rio, however. Fans of rugby or whitewater rafting, for instance, will find themselves far from the city’s trendy beach districts.
- Although the murder rate is low, visitors to Copacabana should beware of another crime: theft. Each year, one of every 22 people, on average, has something stolen from him or her.
“Rio’s overall homicide rate is more than triple that of the U.S. Still, this actually represents progress compared with 20 years ago, when the murder rate was quadruple what it is now.”