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Crime in Brazil involves an elevated incidence of violent and non-violent crimes.[1] Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies. Brazil's homicide rate is 30–35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants according to the UNODC,[2] placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate.[3] Brazil is the country with the highest number of intentional homicides in the world, with 57,358 in 2018. In recent times, the homicide rate in Brazil has been stabilizing at a very high level.[4]

Brazil is part of the international drug routes.[5] Arms and marijuana employed by criminals are mostly locally produced.[5][6]

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