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Brazil homicides fall to lowest level in at least 12 years

Feb 14, 2020 - Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro celebrated Friday after a crime index showed homicides fell to their lowest level in more than a decade during the first year of his term.

Brazil had 41,635 killings in 2019, down 19% from the prior year and the least number of homicides since 2007, when the so-called Violence Monitor index was launched. It is a partnership between the non-profit Brazilian Forum of Public Security, the University of Sao Paulo's Center for the Study o...