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Murder Rates Doubled Since 1980: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report released yesterday shows that since 1980, murder rates in Brazil have more than doubled. Over one million violent deaths were recorded in the country in the last thirty years – the equivalent of wiping out the entire populations of Fiji, Quatar or Montengro, and more besides.

The report, produced by the Sangari Institute and entitled the Map of Violence 2012 (Mapa da Violência), shows that the number of murders in Brazil increased from . . .

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