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Out of Every Four People Murdered in Brazil, Three Were Black

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This year's edition of the Atlas of Violence shows that for every four people murdered in Brazil in 2017, three were black, according to Ipea data. The homicide rate for this group reached 43.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, while that for non-blacks closed the year at 16 per 100,000.

The Institute notes that, in this regard, there has been a deepening of racial inequality between 2007 and 2017, as the rate grew 33.1 percent for blacks and 3.3 percent for non-blacks. Between 2016 and . . .

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