Brazil has turned into an important voice in the international development debate thanks to its success in combining economic growth with better opportunities for all. From 2003 to 2009, more than 22 million Brazilians emerged from poverty. Read More »
This report analyzes the dynamics of
violent crime in Brazil. What factors are driving the
overall crime decline in Brazil? Why is violent crime
declining in some states... Show More + while it is increasing in others?
What types of interventions could help to reduce youth
violence? These are the questions that motivate this report.
Understanding what has gone right to bring crime down during
the past 10 years is crucial to tackling the challenges
posed by the new decade. The purpose of this report is to
enhance that understanding. To do so, we examine the
determinants of the crime shift at the national level,
review the experience of the high-performing states, and
generate new evidence on the impact of education policies on
youth violence prevention. This report is organized in four
chapters. Chapter one sets the stage for the issues covered
in the report. Chapter two estimates the correlation of the
change in crime in Brazil and across regions and states.
Chapter three reviews the evidence on the policies
implemented to reduce crime and violence in Sao Paulo, Minas
Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro. Chapter four presents findings
on the impact of school enrollment on youth crime and
violence prevention. The last section summarizes key lessons. Show Less -