Skip to comments.Murder Rates Drop in Bolsonaro’s Brazil: More Guns, Less Crime
Posted on 05/15/2019 1:08:52 PM PDT by marktwain
During the first two months of President Bolsonaro's term, the Brazilian murder rate fell by 25%. From riotimesonline.com:
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to the same period last year, according to G1s national homicide index. The index is based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District.
Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil on 28 October 2018. President Bolsonaro has been adamant about reforming Brazil's extreme gun laws, to allow more Brazilians to defend themselves.
Did President Bolsonaro's reform policies in favor of self-defense cause the drop in murder rates? The answer is complicated. Bolsonaro's policies probably had a positive effect.
President Bolsonaro's opponents have routinely predicted that homicides would increase because of his reforms of Brazil's gun laws. From worldpoliticsreview.com, in March 2019, before the new statistics were out:
But even if the law doesnt pass, the presidential decree already represents a step backward for public security in Brazil. Broadening access to guns puts men, women and children at higher risk of lethal violence. Bolsonaro and other gun advocates say that more armed citizens will deter shootings, but there is simply no hard evidence that loosening restrictions on firearms improves public safety or security.
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Brazil is in the start of a great social experiment. The Second Amendment could be vindicated in yet another way.
I predict this drop will not be covered much by the New York Times.
Brazil is the country with the most Japanese expats. Pretty smart I’d say.
Yeah, that's what happens with blog material.
How are drug dealers in the P.I. doing?
>> Two months is not much of a drop. <<
25% of 12,000 is a HUGE drop! If we were talking about the kind of small movements which excite Americans debating murder, like 3% or 5%, I’d say it could be a noisy stat... but 25%???!!!!!
Unless there was a big wave of folks getting guns those two months, not to likely it was the cause.
Could just as well be that Brazilian criminals joined the caravans to the US.
Yet you post it as news, crediting yourself.
What does smart and industrious have to do with a huge drop in the murder rate? Especially when all Asians (not just ethnic Japanese) make up just 1.1% of Brazil’s population.
Geez...imagine that! Victims shooting back and quashing crime.
Give people the means to defend themselves and they will.
If I were Japanese, I certainly would not be expat !
The video continues showing the cop laughing at the dead kid at his feet.Powerful stuff.
In 2016 people in Brazil were getting murdered at a rate of 168 per day. That is a murder rate of 25.53 per 100,000 population. The US with much more liberal gun laws has a murder rate of 5.35.
I dont see that as supporting the idea the strict gun laws are saving lives.
“...but there is simply no hard evidence that loosening restrictions on firearms improves public safety or security.”
Who in the H says crap like this? That’s the only evidence there is the world over. And the opposite is also true: remove gun ownership rights and public safety goes in the toilet. Don’t believe me? Visit Mexico where private gun ownership is outlawed and gun violence is off the charts.
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