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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil saw a drop in the main crime indicators in 2019, according to data released by the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety on Wednesday, April 15th. Intentional lethal violent crimes - first-degree murders, armed robbery and bodily injury followed by death - dropped 19 percent.

There were 42,201 people murdered in Brazil between January and December of last year. It's the smallest number since data collection was begun in 2015.

In 2019, there were 39,776 first-degree murders (19 percent decrease compared to 2018), 1,566 armed robberies (23 percent decrease) and 859 . . .

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