Brazil Records 22 Percent Decrease in Number of Violent Deaths in First Semester 2019

There were 21,289 murders in the first six months of this year while there were 27,371 over the same period in 2018. The Northeast accounts for more than half of this decrease (3,244 fewer deaths), representing 53 percent of the total in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded a 22 percent drop in violent deaths in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2018. The Northeast region shows the greatest decrease.

This is evidenced by the national homicide index created by G1, based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District.

In six months, there were 21,289 murders, against 27,371 during the same period last year, representing a reduction of 6,000 cases.

The Northeast accounts for more than half of this decrease (3,244 fewer deaths), representing 53 percent of the . . .

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