By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a welcome downward trend in homicide statistics for Rio de Janeiro, the state Institute for Public Safety (ISP) reported that 324 people were killed in February, the lowest since 1991. That was the first year this data series was collected and the murder rate has fallen 55.74 percent since February that year, when there were 732 deaths.

The same month last year recorded 482 homicides, which represents a 32.8 percent Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here