Murders in São Paulo State Increase by 17.8 Percent; Third Consecutive Monthly Rise

Crimes against property have declined, as have cases of killings by police officers.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - With an increase of 17.8 percent in September, the number of intentional murders rose for the third consecutive month in São Paulo, according to statistics released on Monday, October 26th, by the Public Safety Secretariat (SSP). The records on armed robbery, rape and property crimes have improved.

In nine months, this is the sixth time that the homicide indicator has worsened in the state, which contrasts with the records of recent decades, when São Paulo had been steadily declining its murder rates. According to the SSP, 238 homicides were reported last month, compared . . .

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