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BAIXADA FLUMINENSE AND COUNTRYSIDE NOW REGISTER LARGEST PART OF HOMICIDES IN RIO IN TEN YEARS, RESEARCH SHOWS

PARTICIPATION OF THE REGIONS IN HOMICIDES IN THE STATE INCREASES FROM 48% TO 65% BETWEEN 2006 AND 2016, EXTENDING CRIME MAP, ACCORDING TO DATA FROM ISP

7 months ago

The crime map in the state of Rio was extended to new regions in the past ten years, worsening mainly in the Baixada Fluminense and in the countryside. A survey by the Department of Public Policy Analysis of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/DAPP) of data published by the Institute of Public Safety of Rio de Janeiro (Instituto de Segurança Pública – ISP) shows that both locations concentrated 48% of the homicides in 2006, reaching 65% in 2016. The capital, on the other hand, registered a decrease in the total number of homicides in this period, from 39% to 26%.

The scenario of the decade – a period when the Security Office of Rio de Janeiro enjoyed a more permanent administration – demonstrates that, despite the considerable reduction of homicide rates in the state during the period, the spread of the crime map to the Baixada and to the countryside has become a new challenge. The situation at the capital, however, is also critical: even though it registered a decrease of 46% in the number of homicides between 2006 and 2016, the number of disappearances increased by 51% in this period. In 2015, the rate of disappearances reached its peak: 38.36 per 100 thousand inhabitants.

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