As a proxy for violent crime, Brazil has a homicide rate of 26.74 per 100,000 inhabitants, making it the 12th highest homicide rate in the world.
Brazilian Grand Prix organizers have tightened security around Sunday’s race after armed robbers held up members of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team as they left the circuit.
Formula One’s governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), said in a statement that Sao Paulo police had taken additional measures as a result of Friday night’s incident.
“Heavy police reinforcements will be on duty for the remainder of the event,” it added, reminding all involved to take appropriate precautions when traveling to and from the track.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil (BR) is estimated to have a population of 207.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.9% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 9.5 million.