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A woman kneels down in front of riot police during a mass anti-World Cup protests in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 June 2014. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

Sao paulo

Violent crime in São Paulo has dropped dramatically. Is this why?

The murder rate dropped from a high of 52.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to just 6.1 per 100,000 today.