By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released by the Institute for Public Safety (ISP) on Monday, February 23rd showed that while fewer murders were committed in January 2015 compared to the first month of 2014, robberies of various types as well as violence against the police were on the rise in Rio de Janeiro.
The number of murders fell from 464 to 442, while attempts for murder rose by 11.5 percent from 557 cases to 621. In the same time, deaths caused by police interventions, classified as resisting arrest, grew by 28 percent and stood . . .