São Paulo Records One Homophobia-Related Crime Every Six Days

From the total number of reports made nine were crimes of defamation, the most commonly recorded by the police. The second most reported crime was bodily injury, with seven cases.

By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo Racial Crimes and Intolerance Offenses Precinct (Decradi) registered, every six days during the period between January and April 21st, 2019, a homophobic or transphobic crime committed in the state.

Decradi is a specialized police precinct founded in 2006. It was designed after dog trainer Edson Neris da Silva was murdered by a gang of skinheads in Praça da República, in the center of the capital, for being a homosexual.

From the total number of reports made by Decradi between January and April of this year, nine were . . .

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