An advantage of lockdown? In February, São Paulo had its fewest monthly homicides since 2001

Intentional homicides had a drop of 44.3% in the city of São Paulo in February this year, compared to the same period in 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures fell from 61 victims last year to 34 murders last month, the lowest number of all months in the historical series, which began in 2001.

In February of that year, the city of São Paulo registered 471 homicides -or 1,285% more than the number registered this year, according to data released by the São Paulo government. The historic drop in intentional deaths in the capital was not enough to prevent a new increase in this type of crime in the state, which grew by 9.6 - from 218 to 239 victims.

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