By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey of the 2019 Atlas of Violence, conducted by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and by the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety, shows that in 2017, Brazil recorded 65,602 murders. This is the highest historical level of deliberate violent lethality in Brazil.

The study was released on Wednesday, June 5th, based on the Ministry of Health's Lethality Information System. This is the highest historical level of intentional violent lethality in Brazil, as it reached a rate of 31.6 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The study shows . . .

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