Yes, Rio should increase security surrounding the Olympic games. It is very important that the athletes that participate in these games are safe as well as the fans and the people of the city of Rio. Terrorists may target these games. Therefore, security should be increased to combat the threat of terrorism.
Brazil has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Over the weekend, armed men stormed a hospital—a recommended facility for tourists during the Olympics—to free an injured gang member being treated there. Rio organizers have promised to deploy 85,000 police and security officers for the games. Perfect. 85,000 truculent, corrupt, ignorant murderers.
Rio should increase security for the Olympic games this year. The threat of terrorism at the Olympics is very real. Therefore, added security precautions should be taken before the games in order to ensure the safety of athletes and spectators. The costs of adding extra security is far less than the costs from a terrorist attack at the games.
Terrorists most often target huge events with lots of people and attention in order to achieve maximum impact. Since the Olympic games is an event that garners a huge amount of attention and gathers enormous crowds in single locations, Rio would be wise to increase security during this time period.