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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:43 AM

Record 63,880 people murdered in Brazil in 2017

Source: UPI

AUG. 9, 2018 / 11:36 PM
By Daniel Uria

Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The number of murders in Brazil increased by by 3 percent to a record high of 63,880 in 2017, according to data released by the Brazilian Public Security Forum Thursday.

The data showed that 175 people were murdered each day and an overall murder rate of 30.8 per 100,000 people, up from 29.9 in 2016.

An average of 14 people were killed in interactions with police, up 20 percent from 2016.

Rapes also increased by 8 percent to to 60,018 and murders of women rose 6.1 percent to 4,539.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/08/09/Record-63880-people-murdered-in-Brazil-in-2017/2451533867617

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:34 AM

1. Uggh, that's more than 5X the U.S. murder rate (2016 numbers: )

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

Country,   Total Count,   Rate per 100,000 (in 2016)
U.S.         17,250,           5.35
Brazil       61,283,           29.53

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