(a) Laws created under the sign of “guarantor”, a legal view that focuses on the rights of detainees at the expense of punishment;

(b) Public system where the public servant has several benefits and seeks to work less, with no way to be fired for lack or inability to work;

(c) We are the country with the most unions in the world and, therefore, they prevent public security agents from being encouraged to work harder;

(d) As a general rule, we do not have a productive system that strives for productivity and this is due to the enormous weight and inefficiency of state structures (public agencies, agencies, etc.), which will reflect precisely in the rate of elucidation of crimes, one of lowest in the world;

(e) There is a culture in Brazil of those who are above the law, bureaucratic elites with a colonial past and political influence that continues to this day – the culture of exception – and this makes Brazilians profoundly unequal in dealing with the law. Although the Constitution says one thing, there are so many exceptions that, in practice, there is a legal endorsement of illegality. In this context, the most violent and low-income crime has an informal legitimacy for white-collar crime. In a word: corruption, this is the key and causality of Brazilian inefficiency in combating crime.

The Brazilian simply does not realize how the culture of privilege that he so longs for is at the root of illegality, informality and chronic criminality.

Anselmo Heidrich’s answer to Why is Brazil so dangerous? – Quora