RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first four months of 2019, Brazil recorded 3,528 fewer homicides than during the same period last year.

According to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, in the first four months of this year, 13,142 people were killed knowingly or with intent. This figure is 21.2 percent lower than the 16,670 cases recorded between January and April of last year.

This improvement was also evidenced in the indicators of nine other types of crimes monitored by the National Information System for Public Security, Prisons, Traceability of Weapons and Ammunition, Genetic . . .

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