Brazil Has Violence Rate Thirty Times Greater Than in Europe

According to the Atlas, all of the states that have the highest rates of violent deaths are located in the North and Northeastern regions of the country, led by Sergipe, Alagoas and Rio Grande do Norte.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 62,000 were murdered in Brazil in 2016 equivalent to a rate of 30.3 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Atlas of Violence 2018, released by IPEA (Institute of Applied Economic Research and the Brazilian Forum on Public Security (FBSP) on Tuesday.

The number of violent deaths in Brazil corresponds to thirty times that of Europe for the same period.

"Brazil is among the nations with the highest homicide rates in the world. We only lose to Honduras and El Salvador, which are countries with . . .

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