Rio Sees Disturbing Rise in Murders and Robberies

In 2016 so far, there have been one thousand additional murders and a shocking thirty thousand more robberies compared to the same period in 2015.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Troubling news from the latest Public Security Institute (ISP) report, released on Wednesday, November 30th, which showed that murder across Rio de Janeiro state increased 21 percent from January to October 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

In the ten-month period this year, there were 5,067 murders in the state, compared to the 2015 figure of 4,188. ISP data also showed a . . .

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