Headline says it all: Brazilian referee beheaded by spectators after he fatally stabs player
Is racial segregation is increasing in Brazil? I ask because the racial divide in murder rates is widening in Brazil with murder rates for blacks rising while murder rates for whites are declining. Are they living more separated lives?
However the the 15.5 per 100,000 murder rate for Brazilian whites (way too dangerous for my taste) is still about 3 times higher than the overall US murder rate. Brazil's overall murder rate of 22.7 per 100,000 is over 4 times the US murder rate. Brazil's murder rate is over 10 times higher than many northern US states that have very low murder rates. Iowa at 1.3, Minnesota at 1.8, North Dakota at 1.5, New Hampshire at 1.0, Vermont at 1.1, and Maine at 1.8 show how safe a society can be.
National level murder rates hide enormous variations within nations, especially within larger nations. Does Brazil have any safe areas?
Update: From The Sun: Rapper is shot on stage in front of 3,000 fans in Brazil.
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