Brazil has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. One Brazilian city – João Pessoa – has the ninth highest homicide rate in the world: 79 per 100,000 Source. In contrast, most European countries have a homicide rate in the low single figures while the US is in the mid single figures.
An American diplomat was shot during an armed robbery near Rio de Janeiro Friday, the Associated Press reports.
Vice consul Stephanie Bohlen was shot in the foot on a road approximately 90 miles from Rio de Janerio, according to federal highway police. She was first brought to a local hospital and then transferred to a hospital in Rio for surgery.
Bohlen was traveling with a male partner, who was reportedly uninjured in the attack.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Angra dos Reis, Southeast, 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.