... Crime Statistics How many crimes go unsolved? One study of police crimes against civilians in the Northeast, between 1970 and 1991, found that only 8 percent of the cases resulted in convictions (U.S. Department of State, 1994, n.p.).
A separate study in Sao Paulo found that only 5 percent of similar crimes resulted in convictions (Library of Congress, 1997, n.p.).
What are the worst crimes committed?
In terms of severity of crimes, the list in Brazil reflects that of its status as the second-largest consumer of Cocaine in the world; drug possession, trafficking, weapons, and violence (CIA, 2009, n.p.).
Brazil is in the top ten countries of the world for per capita murders committed by youth, priso...