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By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (August 14th) by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) and the Secretary of State for Security (SESEG) shows that in July 2018 theft has decreased, but homicides...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Public Security Forum released data on violent deaths in the country on Thursday which shows that 63,880 violent deaths were recorded in the country last year alone,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Data released by Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica - ISP (Public Security Institute) shows that February of 2017 was one of the most violent months in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There were 462 homicides in Rio de Janeiro state in the month of November, according to the Institute of Public Security of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ISP)....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A study released by the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) on Thursday, June 30th, shows that 29 children and teenagers were murdered per day in Brazil in 2013, ranking...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the bad news piles up for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics, last week on May 19th the Public Security Institute (ISP) released their state...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In 2012, five people were killed by firearms every hour in Brazil, according to a study conducted by UNESCO, FLACSO (Latin American Social Sciences Institute) and the Brazilian government. The...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a welcome downward trend in homicide statistics for Rio de Janeiro, the state Institute for Public Safety (ISP) reported that 324 people were killed in February, the lowest since...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a survey released on Friday by the Public Security Institute (ISP), cases of pedestrian robberies rose again since last year. There was an increase of 12.5 percent, with...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A recently released study states the number of reported homicides in Rio's pacified favelas decreased by approximately 65 percent between the years of 2008, when the city's Pacifying Police...

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