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Murders fall four percent in Brazil in 2023

Brasilia, March 12 (Prensa Latina) The number of murders in Brazil decreased four percent in 2023, compared to the previous year, according to the final edition of the survey carried out by the Violence Monitor cited today by the G1 portal.

Such research counts the victims of intentional homicides (including femicides), robberies (robberies followed by death) and bodily injuries followed by death.

Deaths due to police violence do not count.

This decreases the third year in a row and, again, the smallest in the historical series (started in 2007) of the Brazilian Public Security Forum (FBSP), a partner of the G1 in the Monitor.

The reduction spread: the majority (21) of the federation units recorded fewer murders in 2023 than in 2022.

Five states (Amapá, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Maranhão) had high status and one (Ceará) had stability.

The murder rate per 100,000 inhabitants of the country, an indicator used internationally to measure violence, also decreased, going from 20.3 in 2022 to 19.4 in the last calendar year.

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