Like a war zone: In 2021, there were an average of 13 shootings per day in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

Fogo Cruzado Institute's annual report shows an increase in gun violence in the Rio metropolitan region. With 2,510 records, the city of Rio de Janeiro concentrated 54% of the shootings. A total of 2,098 people were shot.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Fogo Cruzado Institute's annual report, there were 4,653 shootings/firearms incidents in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region in 2021. On average, there were 13 shootings per day during the year.

Compared to 2020, when the data was concentrated at 4,585, the number of entries increased by 1%.

Of the 4,653 shootings, 1,354 (representing 29%) occurred during police actions and operations. This figure represents a 15% increase compared to 2020 when there were 1,177 shootings of this type.

A total of 2,098 people were shot in . . .

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