Brazil: leading states in number of homicides 2010-2017

In 2017, less than 4.7 thousand homicides were reported in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, down from more than six thousand fatal victims observed in 2010. Meanwhile, in 2017, over 5.4 thousand murders were recorded in Pernambuco state, up from less than 3.5 thousand homicides registered during 2010.

Other Brazilian states like Pará, Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul also have featured high numbers of homicides lately.

Leading Brazilian states in number of homicides from 2010 to 2017

BahiaRio de JaneiroSão PauloMinas GeraisPernambuco
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2017

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