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70% of homicides in Brazil remain unresolved in court


The survey was released at the end of Sunday night by Globo’s Fantástico program, and indicated that about 70% of homicides are not solved in the South American country, with the guilty ones remaining unpunished


The non-governmental organization (NGO) Instituto Sou da Paz revealed that seven out of ten homicides in Brazil were unsolved in 2017, in a survey in which only 11 of the country’s 27 federal units provided data. The survey was released at the end of Sunday night by Globo’s Fantástico program, and indicated that about 70% of homicides are not solved in the South American country, with the guilty ones remaining unpunished.

Instituto Sou da Paz considers that a homicide is solved when at least one suspect ends up being accused by the Public Ministry until the end of the following year in which the crime occurred. “The Civil Police works in her space, the Public Ministry in her space, in order to have a look at the clarification of homicides, we need to connect these institutions. There is very little exchange of information, there is still the logic of secrecy in the field of public security. Often the data are not produced, or are produced, but they are not published and they are not transparent ”, analyzed the executive director of the NGO, Carolina Ricardo, in statements to Fantástico.

Of the 27 federative units that make up Brazil, only 11 sent their complete information, 10 sent incomplete or inconsistent data, as omitting the dates on which the crimes occurred. Six Brazilian states did not send any information.

This article is available in: Português

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