The banality with which violent deaths happen in Brazil, which is evidenced by the new edition of the Atlas of Violence, is even more evident when one considers that this is a country that has not lived any relevant external or internal conflicts for decades.
A good rule of comparison is Mexico, a nation of great proportions (129 million people), also a Latin American country (even if technically located in the Northern part of the continent). The country is experiencing a continuous process of conflict between drug cartels and government forces for years.
The result: in 2017, it had 29,168 murders, or 22.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from the United Nations and the World Bank. That same year, Brazil delivered the astronomical rate revealed on Wednesday (5), of 31.6 thousand violent deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.
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