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The number of murders in Brazil continues to rise significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic

by YCPress

On the 19th local time, the latest statistics of the 26 states of Brazil and the Federal District where the capital Brasilia is located showed that although during the Covid-19, various regions took corresponding social distancing measures, and the number of travelers and social activities decreased, but the top 9 this year In June, the number of murder cases nationwide still increased by 4% compared to last year. 

According to statistics, the number of related cases from January to September this year totaled 32,298, compared with 31,022 in the same period last year, an increase of 1,276.

The data shows that from a geographical point of view, the northeastern region of Brazil is the main factor driving the increase in the number of murder crimes this year. In the first nine months of this year, the number of related cases in the region increased by 19% compared with the same period last year. 

At the same time, the Northeast is the only region in Brazil where the number of murders increased from January to September. According to the police, this situation may be partly related to the military and police riots that occurred in the region’s Ceara state earlier this year. In addition, among Brazil’s 26 states, the number of murders in 15 states in the first nine months has increased compared with last year. 

Experts pointed out that this situation reflects that violent crimes are not limited to a specific area, which is worrying.

In addition, some areas that have continued to take effective measures for many years have led to a decline in murder cases. This year there has also been a rebound in the number of cases, including the states of Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo in the southeast and Para in the northeast. Iba State. 

Media analysis said this may be related to the failure to continuously implement the previous security policies in the aforementioned areas.