Homicides Increase 116 Percent in Niterói From Last Year

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recent data from the Instituto de Segurança Pública (ISP), shows an increase in crime rates in Rio's neighboring city of Niterói. Uneasy residents point to the lack of policing in areas and the city has responded with plans to reinforce officers.

The ISP findings from September 2013 showed that homicides increased 116 percent over the same period in the previous year, with thirteen murders reported compared to six in 2012.

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