With 867 Deaths, São Paulo Police Lethality Climbs 2.6 Percent in 2019

The data show that deaths due to police intervention on duty grew by 12 percent.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - São Paulo police lethality increased 2.6 percent in 2019 compared to the previous year. In total, 867 deaths occurred in the state in 2019 as a result of police intervention (with officers on duty or off duty): 845 related to the State Police (PM) and 22 to the Civil Police.

The data, issued by the Public Safety Secretariat (SSP) of the State of São Paulo, was released on Thursday, February 6th, by the São Paulo State Police Ombudsman's Office.

Considering the historical series, since 2011, the number of people killed as . . .

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