Brazil had a record number of murders last year, with more than 60,000 being killed.
The news comes as the country prepares for a presidential election in which violence has become a key issue.

Ever-more violent gangs are make the most of tight police budgets has seen unrest become a central voter concern ahead of the October election.
Murders rose 3.7% from 2016 to 63,880 according to data published by think tank Brazilian Public Security Yearbook 2018.
In 2017, Brazil had a murder rate of 30.8 per 100,000 people, up from 29.9 in 2016.
Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, who is proving popular in the presidential polls, wants to loosen gun laws and toughen up policing to tackle the rise in violence.

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