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(Guardian)   Sao Paulo, Brazil's murder rate is around 10 people. Per day   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 80
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2012-11-12 01:32:11 AM  
Isn't Mexico City's murder rate 10 people per hour?
 
2012-11-12 01:32:57 AM  
Holy shiat! 10 brazilian people are murdered every day?
 
2012-11-12 01:33:55 AM  
LOL 'fortnight'.

Welcome to the 21st century, Britain. We have the metric system now.
 
2012-11-12 01:34:23 AM  
Seriously, though.... I appreciate you leaving the low-hanging fruit for the drunks, but how the hell could you have not used that joke?
 
2012-11-12 01:34:32 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Holy shiat! 10 brazilian people are murdered every day?


That's a lot of people.
 
2012-11-12 01:36:34 AM  
The causes are manifold.
 
2012-11-12 01:37:04 AM  
Only? Sao Paulo doing better for itself.
 
2012-11-12 01:37:47 AM  
They're brown, right? No outrage here...

AmIdointitrite?
 
2012-11-12 01:38:11 AM  
Come on, Chicago. You can beat Sao Paulo. Let's go.
 
2012-11-12 01:40:22 AM  

L'il Ze rules Brazil!


i.telegraph.co.uk

 
2012-11-12 01:41:48 AM  
Wait a minute. Obama is NOT president of Brazil too, is he?
 
2012-11-12 01:42:10 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: LOL 'fortnight'.

Welcome to the 21st century, Britain. We have the metric system now.


wut?
 
2012-11-12 01:43:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: LOL 'fortnight'.

Welcome to the 21st century, Britain. We have the metric system now.


Yes, because our division of the year into 52 weeks (plus a handful of days, plus the 1/4 of a day for leap year) is underlain by the precision of the metric system. Truly, you have exposed Britain as the island of fools we all knew it to be.
 
2012-11-12 01:43:23 AM  
10 people per day x 49 days = 490 people

982 + 490 =1470


Another year, another bloody quota met.
 
2012-11-12 01:49:55 AM  
kastorskorner.com

The real reason the bodycount in Sao Paulo is so high
 
2012-11-12 01:54:40 AM  
I'm disappointed in you, South Central. You know you can do better.
 
2012-11-12 02:03:10 AM  

skinink: L'il Ze rules Brazil!
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


Daaaaayuuum.
That has to be the tallest dwarf ever.
Anybody check?
I mean, look at him, all up on the checkout .
Is he a Yoot, or a Stoont?
I'm learning to lean left, but counter-steering does best for me.
 
2012-11-12 02:07:08 AM  

phrawgh: Wait a minute. Obama Rahm Emanuel is NOT president mayor of Brazil Sao Paulo too, is he?


FIFY: more relevant

/plenty of time for them to export some of that murder to Rio for the Olympics...
 
2012-11-12 02:08:25 AM  
The cops there wear motorcycle helmets as SWAT gear?
 
2012-11-12 02:12:20 AM  
Caracas has a much much higher:

"The Venezuela Violence Observatory says at least 19,336 people have been killed this year, an average of 53 a day.

The figures suggest Venezuela's murder rate is the highest in South America and four times that of Mexico."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16349118
 
2012-11-12 02:22:32 AM  
That's one in 1.1 million if you're talking municipality, 2,000,000 if metro. DRTFA so I'll be back to crunch more numbers.
 
2012-11-12 02:24:25 AM  
This thread needs pics of brazilians.
 
2012-11-12 02:30:12 AM  
Good thing the World Cup and the Summer Games are being held there...
 
2012-11-12 02:30:43 AM  

Public Savant: This thread needs pics of brazilians.


brazilians of what?
 
2012-11-12 02:33:51 AM  

Public Savant: This thread needs pics of brazilians.


i15.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-12 02:41:28 AM  
TFA doesn't say, but it's worse than the USA. 10*365*315M/20M=57487. About 3 times worse than the estimate of 18,000 murders in the USA in 2011.
/where USA population is 315M and metro São Paolo is 20M.
 
2012-11-12 02:42:51 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The cops there wear motorcycle helmets as SWAT gear?


Yeah first thing I noticed. Looks like something from a B movie...
static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-11-12 02:43:22 AM  

Public Savant: This thread needs pics of brazilians.


You're right...Let's liven things up!

www.funmastiunlimited.com
buckandrob.com
multimedia.heraldinteractive.com

and last, but by no means least:

cdn.fourfourtwo.com
 
2012-11-12 02:44:44 AM  
Just curious: on average, how many of the 10 are midgets?
 
2012-11-12 02:51:56 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The cops there wear motorcycle helmets as SWAT gear?


Good for defending yourself against Romero Britto, though.
 
2012-11-12 02:59:35 AM  

peterthx:

/plenty of time for them to export some of that murder to Rio for the Olympics...

 

Came for the Olympic reference. Sprinting for the airport satisfied...
 
2012-11-12 03:03:43 AM  

KellyX: Good thing the World Cup and the Summer Games are being held there...


came to say this...
 
2012-11-12 03:09:50 AM  

ruinevil: Isn't Mexico City's murder rate 10 people per hour?


Probably still safer than Juarez.
 
2012-11-12 03:12:23 AM  
Not that I can remember at 3AM after too many beers, but I'm pretty sure that was the figure a decade ago when I lived there.

Since I left (in 2004) Brazil has made tremendous strides in expanding the middle class and education. However, it still has some major corruption/crime issues.

IIRC, the class divide was beyond day/night there. You can literally find a mansion built right next door to a shack there. Instead of living in a gated community, the rich high gates with very high security right in the middle of everyone else.

/got used to seeing murder in the daily paper
//knew more than one victim
 
2012-11-12 03:19:57 AM  
I am a victim of a Brazilian murder/suicide.
 
2012-11-12 03:21:12 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Seriously, though.... I appreciate you leaving the low-hanging fruit for the drunks, but how the hell could you have not used that joke?


because it wasn't a funny joke?
 
2012-11-12 03:25:05 AM  

Apos: and last, but by no means least:

[cdn.fourfourtwo.com image 286x286]


Since we're posting Brazilian awesomeness that's not limited to just eye candy...
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-12 03:31:16 AM  
I went through a period where I went to those websites like rotten.com that shows some pretty awful stuff (don't judge) and Brazil by FAR had the most gruesome murders ever. It's like anarchy there, people gutted by machetes in the street, tied up and skinned alive, just horribly brutal stuff.
Every since, Brazil has been on my list of 'never going there' places.
 
2012-11-12 03:53:14 AM  
thought the games were being held in rio...
 
2012-11-12 04:07:20 AM  
This is one of those times a militarized police force should be put into effect. Just kill any dissident until things become manageable. Is it a particular good or elegant solution? No. Would it work if the military grew some balls? Sure.

/same for you, Mexico.
 
2012-11-12 04:28:00 AM  

ThatDarkFellow: This is one of those times a militarized police force should be put into effect. Just kill any dissident until things become manageable. Is it a particular good or elegant solution? No. Would it work if the military grew some balls? Sure.

/same for you, Mexico.


Uh, I hate to break this to you, but who do you think is doing most of the killing in Brazil? And who do you think are most of the victims?
 
2012-11-12 04:55:19 AM  

Public Savant: This thread needs pics of brazilians.


3.bp.blogspot.com

www.brazilmycountry.com

headblitz.com

/quente
 
2012-11-12 05:10:46 AM  
maaadddog.files.wordpress.com
Blame it on RIo
 
2012-11-12 05:30:14 AM  
Well lets go down the list and see:

Gun control? Check.
Drug war? Check.
Widespread Corruption? Check.
Wealth inequality? MFW, Like you wouldn't believe! (Check).

Yea, I'd imagine there's active war zones that are safer than Brazil at this point.
 
2012-11-12 06:09:55 AM  

way south: Well lets go down the list and see:

Gun control? Check.
Drug war? Check.
Widespread Corruption? Check.
Wealth inequality? MFW, Like you wouldn't believe! (Check).

Yea, I'd imagine there's active war zones that are safer than Brazil at this point.


Oh. For a second there I thought you were talking about the USA.
 
2012-11-12 06:15:08 AM  

turbidum: AverageAmericanGuy: LOL 'fortnight'.

Welcome to the 21st century, Britain. We have the metric system now.

Yes, because our division of the year into 52 weeks (plus a handful of days, plus the 1/4 of a day for leap year) is underlain by the precision of the metric system. Truly, you have exposed Britain as the island of fools we all knew it to be.


What the hell are you ranting about? The week thing is obviously just a religious relic, along with the day names. It has nothing to do with measurement.

The 1/4 day is because, now get this, the rate our planet spins around isn't locked evenly to the rate it flies around the sun. It's a little off. By about a day every four years and a little fiddling past that.

It has nothing to do with units of measurement whatsoever.
 
2012-11-12 06:19:18 AM  

LOTN: turbidum: AverageAmericanGuy: LOL 'fortnight'.

Welcome to the 21st century, Britain. We have the metric system now.

Yes, because our division of the year into 52 weeks (plus a handful of days, plus the 1/4 of a day for leap year) is underlain by the precision of the metric system. Truly, you have exposed Britain as the island of fools we all knew it to be.

What the hell are you ranting about? The week thing is obviously just a religious relic, along with the day names. It has nothing to do with measurement.

The 1/4 day is because, now get this, the rate our planet spins around isn't locked evenly to the rate it flies around the sun. It's a little off. By about a day every four years and a little fiddling past that.

It has nothing to do with units of measurement whatsoever.


Not to mention that in every revolution around its axis, the Earth experiences simultaneously 4 24-hour days.
 
2012-11-12 06:23:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Uh, I hate to break this to you, but who do you think is doing most of the killing in Brazil? And who do you think are most of the victims?


I believe the answer to a) and b) is both the same: brazilians.

But hey, go on with your conspiracy theories.
 
GBB
2012-11-12 06:28:49 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: way south: Well lets go down the list and see:

Gun control? Check.
Drug war? Check.
Widespread Corruption? Check.
Wealth inequality? MFW, Like you wouldn't believe! (Check).

Yea, I'd imagine there's active war zones that are safer than Brazil at this point.

Oh. For a second there I thought you were talking about the USA.


Soon.
 
2012-11-12 06:45:30 AM  

LOTN: turbidum: AverageAmericanGuy: LOL 'fortnight'.

Welcome to the 21st century, Britain. We have the metric system now.

Yes, because our division of the year into 52 weeks (plus a handful of days, plus the 1/4 of a day for leap year) is underlain by the precision of the metric system. Truly, you have exposed Britain as the island of fools we all knew it to be.

What the hell are you ranting about? The week thing is obviously just a religious relic, along with the day names. It has nothing to do with measurement.

The 1/4 day is because, now get this, the rate our planet spins around isn't locked evenly to the rate it flies around the sun. It's a little off. By about a day every four years and a little fiddling past that.

It has nothing to do with units of measurement whatsoever.


That was my point. Glad we agree.
 
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