Rio de Janeiro favela 'safer than Copacabana beach'
9 June 2014 Last updated at 09:13 BST
Much has been said for and against the pacification process in Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
Santa Marta, home to around 7,000 people, was the first favela to be pacified back in 2008.
The BBC's Jon Sopel went been to visit the community.