Thursday, August 9, 2018

'A devastating scenario': Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths


Data show a 3% increase of people killed in 2017 from the previous year; rapes also rose 8% to 60,018 Brazil broke its own record for homicides last year, according to new figures which showed that 63,880 people were killed in 2017 – a 3% increase from the previous year. Data from the independent Brazilian Public Security Forum said that an average of 14 people died at the hands of police officers every day – an increase of 20% from the previous year. Continue reading... source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/brazil-sets-new-record-for-homicides-63880-deaths #Headlines by: Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

Original Post: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/brazil-sets-new-record-for-homicides-63880-deaths