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Bahia leads the ranking of police lethality against black people

According to the bulletin “Target skin: the bullet does not miss the black”, prepared by the Observatory Network and released this Thursday (16), in 2022, every 24 hours four black people were killed by the Bahian police, which makes the leading state in the ranking of police lethality against black people.

Of the total number of deaths by police officers last year, black people accounted for 94.76%, a total of 1,465 people.

Salvador recorded the deaths of 438 people, 394 of whom were black (29.90% of the total). Next, among the cities with the most deaths in the state are Feira de Santana, with 79 deaths, and Camaçari, with 37.

According to data from the Continuous PNAD (Continuous National Household Sample Survey) from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) from the same year, the black population in Bahia represents 80.80%.

The majority (74.21%) were between 18 and 29 years old when they were killed. Children and adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years were 91 of the victims (7.38%).

The report also points out that, between 2015 and 2022, during the administration of the then governor and current Minister of the Civil House, Rui Costa (PT), there was a 300% increase in police fatalities.

In 2015, Bahia recorded 354 deaths committed by security forces. This is the first time that Bahia has recorded more deaths committed by police than Rio de Janeiro.

Source: CNN Brasil

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