Brazil: homicide rate 2006-2018, by ethnicity

The homicide rate registered in Brazil impacts ethnicities very differently. Whereas the number of homicides per 100,000 black or brown people increased by 33 percent between 2006 and 2017, the homicide rate of non-black or brown individuals dropped by nearly 19 percent in the same period. In 2018, the homicide rate for both ethnicity groups decreased when compared to the previous year.

Homicide rate in Brazil from 2006 to 2018, by ethnicity

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

2006 to 2018

Special properties

Excluding homicides in which ethnicity or skin color was not informed

Supplementary notes

* This category includes people with various shades of brown and black skin. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), brown-skinned people ("pardos") are Brazilians with mixed ethnic ancestry.
** Including people with white and yellow skin, as well as indigenous people.
Figures have been rounded.
Figures prior to 2008 were retrieved from earlier releases.

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