Rio de Janeiro Sees Thefts Decline, but Homicides Increase

An ISP report shows that in July 2018, someone died every six hours from confrontations with Rio police, a number double that of July 2017.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (August 14th) by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) and the Secretary of State for Security (SESEG) shows that in July 2018 theft has decreased, but homicides - especially those killed by police - have risen.

The report shows that in the state Rio de Janeiro, the total number of violent deaths have increased from 461 cases in July 2017, to 552 cases in July of this year. Of these, homicides rose from 374 cases in July 2017 to 408 cases in July 2018.

There were also increases in deaths . . .

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