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Most Brazilian states do not solve even half of the murders in their jurisdiction – study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than half of all homicides in Brazil remain unsolved. This is according to an unprecedented study by the Instituto Sou da Paz, published on Wednesday, October 13.

The indicator for solving has improved in recent years, reaching 44% in the last survey, but only four states are rated as very efficient in investigating and holding homicidal criminals accountable.

There is a wide variation in state indicators. In Mato Grosso do Sul, for example, 89% of crimes of this type are solved by filing a criminal complaint in the courts against the accused.

In Paraná, just . . .

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