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Violent crime costs Brazil 5.4% of GDP; 2.212 people dead in police operations

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 10:04 UTC
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Violent crime cost Brazil 258 billion Reais (about 100 billion dollars) in 2013, a figure equivalent to 5.4% of the country's GDP, according to the new Brazilian Public Safety Annual Report, in which it is stated that an average of six people died in police operations each day during the year. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Interesting how the media shows these numbers as if they are the most liquid and pure truth.
    Any audit has been done? I can put my hand in the fire for this information?

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    1 Brasileiro

    So are you telling us that these numbers are all fabricated by the Brazilian Public Security Forum and the IPEA ?

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    “...while over the past five years, 1,170 officers have been killed.”


    And 490 just last year!

    We've had 7 in the last 7 years.

    A country really has to examine itself when it can accept so many police being killed every year. Even 1 per year is too many in my eyes, let alone 1 a day.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Well at least they are doing something about it, it is money well spent and those officers should be honoured. I think this means Brazil will be spending more on security than on defence. Argentina security and police is a useless joke. Lawyers and judges are corrupt. The whole thing is rotten to the core

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Just a slight deflection, but is it me or did Brassie go from....“me spoke with fork tongue” to well written English..........Once again?


    Nov 11th, 2014 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    It depends on what hat he is wearing.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Depends which high school student is using the login, Captain.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Seems this is a very violent place to live,..

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Is this one of the reasons for so much Capital Flight from Brazil?
    Wonder what the FDI figures will look like next year?

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Yes, it's the First World crime capital.

    They are taking the piss with these numbers and still trying to appear 'civilised'

    Nov 12th, 2014 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 BrazzoBosta
    the numbers , published by whom ? ah yes, the GOVERNMENT...they ARE the official numbers, and do not need an audit......why on earth would the government INFLATE the numbers ? to look even worse ? IF the numbers were fiddled, it would be downwards, moron !!! And, if the dumboass Dilma disagreed, she would contest the numbers...but she hasn't, 'cause she can't.

    “The report, which will be presented in detail on Tuesday at the Brazilian Public Safety Forum in Sao Paulo, says that 2,212 people died in police operations during 2013 and 490 police officers died while on duty or were murdered.”
    With thousands of criminals roaming the streets, assaulting innocent workers, blowing up ATM's - half-a-dozen attacks per week , destroying hundreds of buses - about 1,250 so far, in 2014, only in Rio, Sao Paulo and Florianópolis (SC), having murdered 490 police officers, I think that 2,212 deaths of criminals - not innocent people - at the hands of the police, is quite reasonable. Assassinations in 2013 : 56,000....and about only 2% of the cases are solved....nothing to be proud of, BrazzoBosta.
    @7 Anglotino
    You can be sure of one thing....none of the losers that form the Brazzo group ever went as far as high-school, let alone completed it.....if they had, they wouldn't spout so much crap.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 03:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Brasileiro has run away as usual when he posts rubbish

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @12 Leiard
    The Brazzo never comes back to try to prove his point...he can't, which is to be fully expected, given that he hasn't a clue what he is talking about....his intellectual level must be similar to that his mentor, Lula, the 9-fingered illiterate president, and the most corrupt SOB in Brazilian history.

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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