Rio Police Targeted More Trafficking Areas than Militia-Controlled Neighborhoods in 2019

Neighborhoods where there is a predominance of dispute between drug gangs over territory (32.3 percent) account for the largest number of police operations (45.5 percent).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2019, the city of Rio de Janeiro recorded a higher number of police operations in areas controlled by drug factions than those dominated by militias in 2019. The findings are being verified by the Study Group on New Illegalities, the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFF) and the Observatory of Metropolises of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

According to the preliminary report . . .

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