Skip to comments.1.1 million Brazilians murdered in 30 years
Posted on 09/05/2013 2:13:11 AM PDT by marktwain
More than one million people were murdered in Brazil between 1980 and 2011, making it the world's seventh most violent country, a survey showed Thursday.
During the period, homicides soared 132 percent to claim 1,145,208 lives, from a rate of 11.5 murders for 100,000 inhabitants in 1980 to 27 per 100,000 in 2011, according to the Map of Violence report,
Among those aged between 14 and 25, homicides skyrocketed 326 percent to reach 53 per 100,000 inhabitants, said the study published by the Latin American Studies Center (Cebela).
In 2011, Brazil, now home to 194 million people, recorded 51,198 homicides, ranked seventh among the world's most violent nations after El Salvador, the US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala.
From 2007, the study highlighted a resumption of a surge in violence after a drop in the previous decade, attributed mainly to public disarmament policies.
The figures are one for 100,000 in China, 3.4 in India, 5.3 in the United States and 12.2 in Nigeria.
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7th most violent? Who are the other 6?
I am not sure why they consider the U.S. Virgin Islands to be a separate country.
These “studies” are often questionable. Another source lists eight African countries with higher rates than Brazil.
I think much depends on reporting and definitions.
A million Brazillion? Wow! That is more than the entire population of the planet.
Big deal. In that time frame 40 million Americans were killed. And all y’all know what I’m talkin bout.
And, of course, it is “racist” to notice this.
White US culture is as or more peaceful and law abiding than Euroweenie culture.
Rates for third-world countries are generally questionable, because the depend on accurate reporting mechanisms. Or even HAVING a reporting infrastructure. In Columbia, Brazil, and most of Africa, how many people just disappear?
I am sure that there are many.
Of course, that holds true for Europe and the U.S. as well.
If a body is never found, how is it counted as a murder? It would just be a disappearance.
A million brazillion??? That's a lot! I'm surprised there's still anyone left alive on Earth! Where did all these people live?
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