Robbery-Homicides in São Paulo, Brazil, Increase 114% in 2013

Posted on April 11, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Social Issues

On April 11, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that there has been a significant increase in robbery-homicides (Portuguese: latrocínio) in the city of São Paulo, compared to last year. Analyzing the first two months of 2013 with those of 2012, research found that 30 robbery-homicides were committed in the capital between January and February of 2013, compared to just 14 the year before. The report also states that this type of crime is what frightens the population the most.  Read Article

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