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SÃO PAULO SECURITY INCIDENTS – 1st BULLETIN OF JULY

According to the 16th Brazilian Yearbook of Public Security released on Tuesday (28/06), by the Brazilian Forum on Public Security, in the state of Sao Paulo the deaths caused by police officers on duty and off duty showed a decrease of approximately 30%. Indeed, numbers show that in 2020, 814 cases were listed while in 2021, they were 570. The state rate fell from 1,8 to 1,2 cases for every group of 100 thousand inhabitants, which is below the national average, 2,9. This reduction is attribute to the public policies adopted, such as the control programs. The implementation of body cameras in the uniforms of military police officers is one of these measures. Furthermore, the state invested in non-lethal weapons. Indeed, Sao Paulo has already around 7,5 thousand neuromuscular incapacitation weapons, which makes it the third largest police force in the world to use this type of equipment – behind the police forces of New York (USA) and London (UK).

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