Brazil: 35,000 children and adolescents murdered in 5 years; figure for up to 4-year-olds rises 27% in 2020

Social isolation in the pandemic and increased circulation of weapons contributed to the increase in deaths in early childhood.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between 2016 and 2020, 35,000 children and adolescents were murdered in Brazil, an average of 7,000 per year, according to an unprecedented study by the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety and UNICEF released on Friday, October 22. The figure for children up to 4 years old increased 27% in 2020.

The United States, with a larger population than Brazil, reports approximately 3,000 child and adolescent deaths per year. "Latin America has 8% of the world's population and nearly half of all child homicides, most of which are committed in Brazil. The levels . . .

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