Police violence in Brazil: a black person is killed every 4 hours

Black and brown people are 2.6 times more likely to be murdered, represent 2/3 of all prisoners and have a three-year lower life expectancy than whites.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey conducted by the Network of Observatories on Security (ROS) revealed that the police kill a black person every 4 hours in at least 6 Brazilian states: Bahia, Ceará, Piauí, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

There were 2,653 racially registered deaths in 2020, 82.7% of which had black or brown-skinned people as victims.

The ROS study places the Rio de Janeiro police as the most lethal in absolute figures, with 939 records among the 1,092 deaths whose race was reported. São Paulo, the most populous state in . . .

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