30 Sep 2015

Almost 16000 people die per year in Brazil

In the Brazilian capitals, 43 people die every day victims of violence, according to the 9th Brazilian Directorate of Public Security. The survey prepared by the Brazilian Forum on Public Security and released today, shows that in 2014, crimes such as murder and robbery and victimised 15.932 people in 27 cities. The figure is slightly higher (0.8%) than the 15.804 recorded in 2013. It means that Brazil e far more dangerous than Iraq, for example, a region devastated for wars.

The city o Fortaleza, in the Northeast region and the 5th largest city in Brazil, had the highest number
Part of an arsenal the Federal Police apprehended from a gang
specialized in bank robbery, in Bahia
of murders in 2014 with 1.989 cases (but yet, down 1% compared to 2013), when the number reached 1.993 deaths. The city also recorded the highest rate of unintentional deaths per 100.000 inhabitants: 73.3.
Salvador is the second capital in absolute terms. There were 1.397 deaths, which means a rate of 48.1 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2013, the city had 1.485 crimes and rate of 51.5 per 100.000 inhabitants.

Although São Paulo has the third largest absolute value of deaths (1.360), São Paulo has the lowest crime rate: 11.4 per 100.000 inhabitants. This low rate, in comparison to the other cities, is because the state has more than 11 million inhabitants – the largest in Brazil.  The number represents a drop of 4.3% in the murder rate in relation to 2013, when 1.412 deaths were recorded, 11.9 per 100.000 inhabitants, representing 1.389 murders in absolute numbers. In Rio de Janeiro, the rate was an astonishing number of 20.2 per 100.000 inhabitants, with 1.305 intentional violent murders in 2014.

The second highest murder rate was recorded in Maceió (69.5 per 100.000). The number is, however, a decrease of 14.5% in 2013 (81.4 for 100 thousand). In absolute numbers, 699 murders were recorded in 2014 and 811 in 2013. The city of São Luiz presented a very similar crime rate, 69.1 per 100.000 in 2014 and 61.2 per 100.000 in 2013. In absolute numbers , there were 645 murders in 2014. The previous year, the capital of Maranhão had 735 unintentional deaths.

The biggest growth in the murder rate was observed in Campo Grande, in the State of Mato Grosso, changing from 13.8 in 2013 to 18.9 per 100.000 inhabitants in 2014. In absolute numbers, there were 159 cases in 2014 and 115 deaths the previous year. The largest reduction was in Boa Vista, where the rate fell from 23.3 to 17.5 per 100.000. In 2014, there were 55 deaths, while in 2013 were 72 cases.

The robber AKA "The Monster" is one of the most dangerous
bank robbers in Brazil. Nowadays he is serving time in jail,
at least, for the time being.
All those terrible numbers shows that Brazil is one of the most dangerous countries in the world not only for tourists but mainly to the citizens themselves. There always a risk of being slaughtered somewhere in Brazil whether in a robbery, in a fight, etc., which makes this country more dangerous than Iraq and Afghanistan. It should be noted that Brazil will host the Olympic Games next year in Rio de Janeiro. The question is:

How the Brazilian Government will protect foreigners who will come to Brazil, if the government is not able to protect their own citizens?

PS.: Thieves, murders, robbers, etc, by Brazilian law, are under protection of the Human Rights Watchdog.

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