Rio de Janeiro: Deaths in massacres up 50% in a year in metropolitan area

The data are contained in the Fogo Cruzado Institute's annual report, released on Wednesday, January 12.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of people killed in massacres in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro between 2020 and 2021 jumped from 170 to 255, an increase of 50%.

The institute defines as a massacre any incident in which 3 or more civilians are killed in the same situation. In the same period, the number of massacres increased from 44 to 61, up 39%.

Among the 61 massacres in 2021, 46 occurred during police operations, resulting in 195 deaths. The platform's data is fed with notifications from users and news in the press.

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