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a most violent year: brazil murder toll hits record 63,800

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a most violent year: brazil murder toll hits record 63,800

murder rates in brazil rose by 3.7% to a record 63,880 killings last year, according to a new study released in the run-up to a presidential election dominated by the issue of violence.so what is behind the nation’s steadily increasing homicide rates?the director of the independent brazilian forum of public security (bfps), which gathered the new data, said the problem had “been exacerbated by antiquated laws and police procedures and the growth in organised crime”.“the numbers show we have a serious problem with lethal violence,” continued renato sergio de lima. “we have two persistent phenomena: violence against women and criminal gangs dealing in drugs and arms.”serious crime has flourished in the absence of capable policing...