RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The "Fogo Cruzado" ("Crossed Fire") digital platform recorded 362 shootings or gunfire incidents in the metropolitan region of Rio in December 2019. In all, 166 people were shot in the last month of the year, 93 of whom died.
There was a 49 percent decrease in shootings compared to the same period in 2018, when 711 shootings were recorded in December, leaving 210 people shot, 94 of whom died.
Despite the reduction in the number of shootings, the number of deaths during 2019 increased: there were 1,517 against 1,482 in 2018 and 1,330 . . .