Article 9, first and second paragraphs, On the right to live in safe and violence-free environments

It is the duty of the State to protect the exercise of this right to all persons on an equitable basis, through a policy of violence and crime prevention that shall particularly consider the material, environmental and social conditions, and empowerment of the community in their territories.

Prevention, prosecution, and penalization of crimes, as well as the social reintegration of convicted persons, shall be carried out by the public bodies established by this Constitution and the law, in a coordinated manner and with unrestricted respect for human rights.