RELIGION: In the first nine months of 2021, Brazil registered a 4.7% drop in murders compared to the same period last year.
The data were collected by the Monitor of Violence, a partnership between the Nucleus of Studies on Violence of the University of São Paulo (NEV-USP) and the Brazilian Forum for Public Security, according to the G1.
The general homicide rate is based on official data from the 26 Brazilian states plus the Federal District.
From January to September of this year, 30,954 violent deaths were registered. Already in the same period of 2020 were registered 32,471, a reduction of more than 1500 deaths.
Includes in the count of victims of intentional homicides (including feminicides), robbery and bodily harm followed by death.
The biggest drop in murders happened in the state of Acre, with a 29.7% reduction. On the other hand, Amazonas recorded an increase of 38.6%.
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