Reducing Homicide in Brazil: Insights Into What Works

By Robert Muggah, Renata Giannini and Spencer Chaney

Published on Americas Quarterly

Brazilians have an uneasy but enduring co-existence with homicide. Over 1,060,000 of them have been murdered since 2000.

Despite that, attempts to adopt a comprehensive national strategy to reduce the murder rate have sputtered. As the Brazilian government struggles to launch a new federal agenda to fight crime and corruption, it would do well to consider subnational efforts to tackle the problem.

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