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New Report Shows Alarming Rise in Murder and Robbery in Rio

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, November 1st, the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for Rio de Janeiro State released alarming figures from its latest report, showing that from January of this year up to September, the state registered 17.6 percent more homicides than the same period in 2015. Other crimes also rose during the January to September period this year, including fatal assaults, which rose by 19.7 percent, and street robberies, which skyrocketed up 44.1 percent.

The actual numbers from the report show that from January to September 2016, there were . . .

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