RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded a 19 percent drop in violent crime in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to the national homicide index created by the G1 news portal, based on official data from the country's 27 states. The survey showed there were 41,635 murders in the country last year, compared to 51,558 in 2018.

It was the lowest number of violent crimes recorded in the whole historical series of the Brazilian Public Safety Forum, started in 2007, which compiled the data for this survey in partnership with the Center for the Study of . . .

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