Young, Black and Vulnerable in Brazil

Brazil’s murder rate in 2015 has risen to “endemic” levels per the “2017 Atlas of Violence.”
The study, by Brazil’s Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)  and the Brazilian Forum of Public Safety found that Brazil’s homicide rate in 2015 averaged to 161 murders per day with black people ages 15-29 as the most common victims. The total number, nearly 60,000, far exceeds the UN’s threshold of “endemic violence,” which is 10 murders per 100,000 people.
The study also notes that murders of black people rose 18.2% in Brazil since 2005 while murder rates of other demographics dropped 12.2%.
Source: Buenos Aires Herald

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