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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Institute of Public Security (ISP) on Thursday, January 18th, announced that cases of violent death (sum of homicide, robbery, lethal assault and homicide resulting from police action) in Rio de Janeiro increased by 7.5 percent in 2017, compared to 2016, going from 6,262 to 6,731.

Another crime statistic that also increases for the state of Rio during 2017 was vehicle theft, which was up 30 . . .

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