In 2019, One in Every Three People Murdered in Rio Was Killed by Police Forces

Data from 2019 also show that the police kill one person in Brazil every 84 minutes. From 2012 to 2018, homicides committed by the police grew 166.7%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The G1 website disclosed an alarming reality in Brazil on Monday, January 20th. In 2019, the Brazilian police killed 6220 people, which corresponds to more than the total number of homicides committed throughout the entire European Union.

"In some Brazilian states, there are serious indications of abuse of force and also of executions," explains the same publication, disclosing more shocking data in 2019: one in every three murdered people in Rio de Janeiro was killed by a police officer.

In fact, 2019 was the year in which the highest number of fatalities by police officers in . . .

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