But India has a population six times bigger than Brazil’s, so its murder rate is only 3.4 per 100,000 inhabitants.
(Italy, by comparison, had 529 murders that year, at a rate of 0.9.) Four Brazilian cities had a murder rate of over 100 per 100,000 residents.
Rousseff, his successor, was until the protests of this June favored to win a second term next year.
Both she and Lula are from the center-left Workers’ Party.
Rapes in the city increased 24 percent last year, to 1,972 reported cases.