Greater Rio Sees 32 Percent Drop in Shootings During Quarantine

Compared to the pre-quarantine period in 2020, the average number of shootings per day in the metropolitan region increased from 14 to 16 during the two months of confinement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Greater Rio de Janeiro recorded a 32 percent drop in the number of shootings during the first two months of social isolation, according to data released by the 'Fogo Cruzado' platform. The study covers the period between March 14th through May 13th and is compared to the same period last year.

According to the platform, this year Greater Rio recorded 992 shootings or gunfire in the past two months, compared to 1,454 in the same period in 2019. This year's records resulted in 345 people being shot (158 dead and 187 wounded), 28 percent . . .

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