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In SP, black people make up 40.26% of the population and 63.90% of those killed by police officers, says research

In the state of São Paulo, where 40.26% of the population is black, 63.9% of those killed by security agents last year were black or mixed race. The data is part of the bulletin “Target Skin: the bullet does not miss the black”, prepared by the Observatory Network.

In 2022, there were 419 deaths of black and brown people. The state had a 48.32% reduction in the number of deaths caused by security agents since 2019, when there were 867 victims.

The capital of São Paulo represents 37.47% of total cases, with 157 deaths, 108 of them black. Santos, on the south coast, is the second city with the highest number of cases, with 16 black or brown victims. Campinas, in the interior, in turn, comes next, with 9 deaths (3.34%).

People aged between 18 and 29 are the majority of victims: 226, representing 53.94%. Children and adolescents accounted for 24 deaths (5.73%).

The bulletin indicates that the new numbers resulted from the policy of reducing lethality combined with the use of body cameras.

See also: Black people are approached earlier and earlier by the police, says USP research

Source: CNN Brasil

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