120 cities in the country concentrate half of homicides

Army patrols favela in Rio de Janeiro

Army patrols favela in Rio de Janeiro

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Atlas of Violence points out that 32,801 violent deaths of 2017 occurred in 2.1% of the municipalities.

Brazil is a world record holder in lethal violence. Although homicide data are challenging, they seem less insurmountable in light of the information presented this Monday (5) by the Atlas of Violence 2019 - City Portraits.

Only 2.1% of Brazilian municipalities made up 50% of the 65,602 homicides in the country in 2017, according to a study by Ipea (Institute of Applied Economic Research) in partnership with the Brazilian Forum of Public Security. This means that 32,801 deaths that year were clustered in 120 cities across the country. Brazil has altogether 5,570 municipalities.

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