Over 50 Million Brazilians Lost Family or Friend to Violence

The study showing 35 percent of the population has had friends or family killed in a violent manner, is being used to launch campaign to reduce violent deaths.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Approximately one in every three Brazilians, or 35 percent of the population, has had friends or family members killed in a violent manner, a new study by Datafolha Institute revealed on Monday (May 8th). The report is being used as a launching pad for a continental-wide campaign to reduce violent deaths.

The study commissioned by the Brazilian Forum of Public Security (FBSP) and Instinto de Vida (Life Instinct), most of those interviewed, who said that a family member or friend were killed in a violent manner, were black (38 . . .

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