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Record 63,880 people murdered in Brazil in 2017
UPI ^ | 08/09/18 | Daniel Uria

Posted on 08/10/2018 10:28:27 AM PDT by Simon Green

The number of murders in Brazil increased by by 3 percent to a record high of 63,880 in 2017, according to data released by the Brazilian Public Security Forum Thursday.

The data showed that 175 people were murdered each day and an overall murder rate of 30.8 per 100,000 people, up from 29.9 in 2016.

An average of 14 people were killed in interactions with police, up 20 percent from 2016.

Rapes also increased by 8 percent to to 60,018 and murders of women rose 6.1 percent to 4,539.

"It is a devastating scenario," director of the Brazilian Public Security Forum Renato Sérgio de Lima told The Guardian. "The numbers show we have a serious problem with lethal violence."

Lima added most of the victims were young, black men and outdated laws and police procedures along with the rise of organized crime contributed to the increased murder rate.

In an attempt to combat the murders Brazil seized 119,484 firearms, 94.9 percent of which weren't registered in the federal police system.

Santa Catarina state police sergeant Elisandro Lotin said not enough murderers are imprisoned and police focus on repressing criminals rather than preventing violent crimes.

"There is an impunity about homicide crimes in Brazil," Lotin told The Guardian.

The forum's data showed there were 689,947 people in Brazil's penitentiary system and 39,516 in police custody.


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1 posted on 08/10/2018 10:28:27 AM PDT by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

Chicago wannabees.


2 posted on 08/10/2018 10:30:03 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Simon Green

Let’s import more of that..../s


3 posted on 08/10/2018 10:30:19 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Simon Green
If only Brazil had strong gun control.

Oh. Wait....

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Brazil

...the Brazilian Department of Justice (Ministério da Justiça), which performs each individual's mandatory background check (which is made prior every gun acquisition, and every three years after it is acquired, which allows gun confiscation at the discretion of authorities), have been forbidding almost every citizen from buying guns, based on the Executive Order # 5.123, of 07/01/2004 (Decreto n.º 5.123, de 1º de julho de 2004), which allows the Federal Police to analyze the given reasons for owning a gun, under which "self defense" is not considered a valid reason because there are allegedly sufficient public police officers to maintain nationwide security.

Thus, disarmament is effectively happening in Brazil, as are massive gun confiscations...

4 posted on 08/10/2018 10:37:44 AM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.")
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Ah but it wasn’t officially the government that did it so it’s acceptable.


5 posted on 08/10/2018 10:37:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Simon Green

How many people did Planned Parenthood kill in 2017?


6 posted on 08/10/2018 10:38:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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7 posted on 08/10/2018 10:49:08 AM PDT by 2harddrive (Go to www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com for 10 FREE 3D-printer gun blueprints!)
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To: Simon Green

Boy, does this ever ruin the Bossa Nova fantasy for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbSel3oNIvc


8 posted on 08/10/2018 11:05:19 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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An average of 14 people were killed in interactions with police, up 20 percent from 2016.

Are their soccer players kneeling for their anthem?


9 posted on 08/10/2018 11:09:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Putting these numbers together and extrapolating them into the future, it looks like an average Brazilian male has about a 4% chance of being murdered in his lifetime.


10 posted on 08/10/2018 11:13:47 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Simon Green

That’s 175 murders every single day.


11 posted on 08/10/2018 11:15:41 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Bonemaker

Chicago peaked in 1992 at 34 murders per 100,000. So the whole country of Brazil is only slightly safer than the city of Chicago at its worst.


12 posted on 08/10/2018 11:31:50 AM PDT by The people have spoken (Proud member of Hillary's basket of deplorables)
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To: a fool in paradise

One million.


13 posted on 08/10/2018 11:46:59 AM PDT by exnavy (America: love it or leave it.)
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To: Beowulf9

I love Michael Franks. Thanks for the link.


14 posted on 08/10/2018 11:54:57 AM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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In an attempt to combat the murders Brazil seized 119,484 firearms, 94.9 percent of which weren't registered in the federal police system.

It doesn't appear that that did any good at all! A waste of police resources.

15 posted on 08/10/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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Some years ago (about 15 years) we spent time in Brazil.On our last full day there we took a day tour of a National Park near Rio called Tejuca National Park.

It was a very nice park located on one of the many hillsides (mountainsides?) around Rio and as we ascended the hillside the tour guide directed our attention to a nearby hillside littered with ramshackle shacks.She said it was a "favela" and that it was so dangerous the Brazilian Army doesn't attempt to enter it even in daylight!

16 posted on 08/10/2018 12:31:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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63k is like filing an NFL stadium with murder victims.


17 posted on 08/10/2018 12:44:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (CNN - the most busted name in news.)
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63k is like filling an NFL stadium with murder victims.


18 posted on 08/10/2018 12:46:54 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (CNN - the most busted name in news.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Brazil has it’s fair share of race-relation problems.
Poor Blacks inhabit mostly the northern part of the country, and rich Whites the middle and mostly south. Rio is a complete war zone. But no they don’t kneel for their anthem before games ironically enough. LOL!

There’s a sizable community of Ex-Confederates there too. At least they don’t equate the Rebel Flag down there with “Racism”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/27/brazilians-celebrate-confederate-ancestry-deep-south


19 posted on 08/10/2018 12:53:03 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Favelas,,,
I remember seeing that as well.
I was there for an IndyCar race.


20 posted on 08/10/2018 2:17:11 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY)
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