Homicide in Sao Paulo: An Examination of Trends from 1960-2010

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This volume aims to explain the mechanisms for the "epidemic-like" rise in homicide rates Sao Paulo, Brazil during the late 20th century as well as their sharp decrease after 2000. The homicide rates increased 900 percent from 1960s-2000, and then dropped relatively quickly to 1970s levels over the next decade. While the author finds the Brazilian military government and rise of para-military police forces to be a major factor in the rise of homicide rates in Brazil, research on violent crime trends has demonstrated that it ...

Homicide in Sao Paulo: An Examination of Trends from 1960-2010 2016, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319131641

2016 edition

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