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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 18th, Rio de Janeiro's Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute), released the state's much-anticipated crime statistics for March 2018, the first full month of the federal military intervention.

Despite the military takeover, robberies in Rio actually rose to record-breaking levels in several key categories, including car theft, cargo theft, pedestrian robberies, and cell phone theft.

Vehicle thefts in March . . .

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