By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The escalating violence in Brazilian states like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Ceará, Pernambuco and Bahia has led researchers from these five states to announce that a new network monitor official data released by public security entities, starting June 1st.

"We are going to monitor violence, public safety and crime on a daily basis, and focus on new issues such as children and adolescents, LGBT population, violence against women, lynchings, slaughters," researcher Silvia Ramos, coordinator of the effort, told government news agency Agencia Brasil.

Ramos works at the Center . . .

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