RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the month of August, security data in Rio de Janeiro follow a trend already observed throughout the year: a drop in the number of homicides and an increase in deaths due to the intervention of state agents in relation to the same period last year.

From January to August 2019 there were 2,717 homicides, a decrease of 21 percent compared to the same period in 2018 (3,461). In August of this year, there were 318 murders.

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