Violent Deaths Continue Falling in Brazil; Murders Fell 23 Percent through April

Brazil recorded 14,374 violent deaths in the first four months of the year. Over the same period in 2018, there were 18,688 murders.

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded a 23 percent drop in violent deaths in the first four months of this year compared to the same period in 2018. This is shown in the national homicide index created by news site G1, based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District.

In April alone, there were 3,636 murders, compared to 4,541 in the same month last year. In the first four months of the year, there were 14,374 violent deaths -- 4,300 fewer than in January, February, March, and April 2018.

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