Nationwide, crime was reduced from 12.5 to 9.5 incidents per 100,000 inhabitants.
In 2012, new police equipment was issued by the government, and the security budget was increased.
The population of San José Canton was 288,054 in 2011, The city is named in honor of Joseph of Nazareth.
Though few people live in the city center, it is the most important working area of the country, which brings in more than a million people daily.
Most of the nation's people are literate, know the basics of arithmetic, and many have high-school level diplomas.
However, the water supply was assured by ditches, and the fertility of the surrounding fields along with the installation of the Tobacco Factory of Costa Rica, which would aid urban concentration.San José is the sixth-most important destination in Latin America, according to The Master Card Global Destinations Cities Index 2012.San José ranked 15th in the world’s fastest-growing destination cities by visitor cross-border spending.That institution maintained close ties with the Roman Catholic Church and was closed in 1888 by the progressive and anti-clerical government of President Bernardo Soto Alfaro as part of a campaign to modernize public education.The schools of law, agronomy, fine arts, and pharmacy continued to operate independently, but Costa Rica had no university proper until 1940, when those four schools were re-united to establish the modern University of Costa Rica (UCR), during the reformist administration of President Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia.The Barrio Amon, as well as the National Theatre remain symbols of Costa Rican coffee golden age.Today San José is a modern city with bustling commerce and brisk expressions of art and architecture.The city's public education system is composed of pre-schools, elementary and high schools (from grades 7 to 11), which are located in all of the city's districts and are under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Education.Nevertheless, private institutions do exist within the city.Despite its problems, according to studies in Latin America, San José is still one of the safest and least violent cities in the region.In 2006, the city was appointed Ibero-American Capital of Culture.