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nnnnn rio de janeiro will host the twenty sixteen summer games but is surging violent crime in rio's slums or favelas is raising fears police may be ceding ground to gangs in the city , british correspondent steven eisenhower visited the favela of santa marta in the heart of rio last month there was a shootout here between ten police officers and an equal number of drug traffickers , it was the first shootout in seven years has led some to fear the worst days of violence and rear are returning once again since two thousand and eight special police units were deployed to thirty eight favelas in an effort to pacify the slums the program employed more than ten thousand officers and was credited with cutting the city's murder rate in half , two thousand six twenty twelve , but since twenty twelve the murder rate is remained steady still putting real among the world's most dangerous cities , and now there are growing fears crime in the favelas could be spilling out into other parts of the city it comes on the back of the murder of a cyclist developing venue of the logo with the running will be held and also of a german tourist in the business district , century adding to an already volatile mix of social unrest fed by rising unemployment , the country currently facing its worst recession in twenty five years , similar fears proceed to the twenty fourteen world cup but that event passed largely without incident after a security clampdown , olympic organizers say they're working closely with authorities twenty , safety during this , a source telling reuters real plans to deploy six , thousand security personnel for the event