Crime in Brazil

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Crime in Brazil involves an elevated incidence of violent and non-violent crimes.wikipedia
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Rio de Janeiro

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In 2008 Rio de Janeiro registered the lowest murder rate in 18 years, while São Paulo is now approaching the 10 murders per 100,000 mark, down from 35.7 in 1999. Express kidnappings, where individuals are abducted and forced to withdraw funds from ATM to secure their release, are common in major cities including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador and Recife.
Despite the high perception of crime, the city actually has a lower incidence of crime than most state capitals in Brazil.

Express kidnapping

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Express kidnappings, where individuals are abducted and forced to withdraw funds from ATM to secure their release, are common in major cities including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador and Recife.
Known in the United States since at least 1986, they are more commonly associated with urban areas of Latin America, such as Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina.

Crime

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Crime in Brazil involves an elevated incidence of violent and non-violent crimes.

Brazil

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According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate, with the most total by aggregate number.

Violent crime

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According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate, with the most total by aggregate number.

Murder

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According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate, with the most total by aggregate number.

Robbery

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According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate, with the most total by aggregate number.

Homicide

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According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate, with the most total by aggregate number.

Illegal drug trade

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Brazil is part of the international drug routes.

Weapon

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Arms and marijuana employed by criminals are mostly locally produced.

Cannabis (drug)

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Arms and marijuana employed by criminals are mostly locally produced.

List of countries by intentional homicide rate

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According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate, with the most total by aggregate number.

São Paulo

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In 2008 Rio de Janeiro registered the lowest murder rate in 18 years, while São Paulo is now approaching the 10 murders per 100,000 mark, down from 35.7 in 1999. Express kidnappings, where individuals are abducted and forced to withdraw funds from ATM to secure their release, are common in major cities including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador and Recife.

Diadema, São Paulo

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A notable example is the municipality of Diadema.

Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

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In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).

Fortaleza

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In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).

Belém

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In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).

Vitória da Conquista

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In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).

Maceió

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In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).

Aracaju

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In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).

Feira de Santana

In descending order as of April 2018, they are: Natal (fourth highest homicide rate worldwide), Fortaleza (seventh), Belem (tenth), Vitoria da Conquista (eleventh), Maceio (fourteenth), Aracaju (eighteenth), and Feira de Santana (nineteenth).