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Brazil Registers Record 63,880 Homicides in 2017

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Public Security Forum released data on violent deaths in the country on Thursday which shows that 63,880 violent deaths were recorded in the country last year alone, the equivalent of 175 homicides per day.

This is the largest number of violent deaths recorded in the country’s recent history and an increase of 2.9 percent from 2016.

Violence in large Brazilian cities has become so common that many people have already developed ‘strategies’ to avoid being victims. “I witnessed a mugging last year conducted by two . . .

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