By Lise Alves, Senior contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil registered more than 61,000 violent deaths in 2016, a growth of 3.8 percent compared to 2015, and the highest level in the country's history, according to the Brazilian Public Security Forum’s yearbook. Some of the most disturbing data on the report is the increase, by 25.8 percent, of violent deaths caused by police officers.

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