"an average Of five persons per day. So many were killed by the police in the brazilian state of Rio during the first quarter of the year, while the number of murders in the area decreased very drastically during the period."
"It is in the first three months of the year with Wilson Witzel as governor of the state of which the statistics skyrocket in two different directions. He went to the election on a harder line against the huge wave of crime in the state, not least in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and now the police have killed 434 people between January and march – an increase of 17.9 percent compared with the same period a year earlier. It is also the highest kvartalssiffran since the statistics began to be kept in 1998."
"During the same period was noted 1 528 murder in Rio, a decrease of 18.2 per cent from 1 868 murders in the first quarter of last year."
"In march, made it clear Witzel that the police are now using snipers to be able to fight the suspect on the long distance."