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Report Says Homicides for Black Children in Brazil 178% Higher Than Whites

Brasilia, July 5 (RHC)-- At least 29 children and teens die at the hands of violent crime every day in Brazil.  According to a newly-released report, the figure represents an increase by 576.4 percent over three decades.

The Latin American School of Social Sciences or Flacso issued the report, which was authored by James Waiselfisz.  The report includes data collected by the World Health Organization, the WHO, and takes the cases in 85 countries between 2010 and 2013, among the countries analyzed, Brazil is the third with the highest murder rate of young people, behind Mexico and El Salvador.

This violence in Brazil affects especially young Blacks, who suffer a homicide rate up to 178 percent higher than white children under 18.  In 2003, there were reported 8,787 killings of children and teens, the figure dropped to 8,433 in 2008, but in 2012 exceeded 10,000 for the first time. In 2013, there were 10,520 reported cases, according to statistics.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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