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The Myth that the “Dry Law” Reduces Crime

The case of Diadema and other examples from São Paulo

Author: Nilson Vieira Oliveira | June 2006

Diadema anticipated such a precipitous drop in the number homicides in the State of São Paulo that it was one of the first municipalities to adopt the so-called “Dry Law”. Although the city had successfully reduced the number of homicides since 1999, and only adopted the law in 2002, hundreds of other municipalities, and now some states throughout the country, have approved equivalent measures without seriously considering the greater set of actions that led Diadema to successfully reduce killings.

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