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By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration of the UPPs (Police Pacification Units) have reduced the rates of violent deaths, such as homicides and deaths in encounters with policemen and during home robberies, by up to 78 percent.

This can be translated to about 250 lives saved since the establishment of the first UPP in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?