Rio State Registers 15 Homicides Per Day in November

From January through November, there were 4.572 homicides in the state, with an increase seen in police killing citizens and being killed while on duty.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There were 462 homicides in Rio de Janeiro state in the month of November, according to the Institute of Public Security of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ISP). That is more than fifteen homicides per day last month, an increase of 36.5 percent in relation to the same period last year.

The report shows that security officials, civilians and military police officers, also killed a significantly higher number of people during the eleven-month period.

While in the first eleven months of 2015, 616 people were

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