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Cukier, Wendy and Victor W Sidel. 2006 ‘The Firearm Epidemic: Regional variations: North America and the Caribbean.’ The Global Gun Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s, p. 33. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International. 1 January

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Regional Variations: North America and the Caribbean

Brazil has one of the world's highest rates of firearm homicide, four times higher than that of the United States. (135) (See Table 2.3.)

In 2002, a total of 49,570 homicides were documented in Brazil (28.4 per 100,000); firearms were the weapons used in 68.8 percent or 34,085 homicides (21.7 per 100,000). (136)

Sources cited:

135) Chapdelaine, Samson, Kimberley, and Viau, "Firearm-Related Injuries in Canada: Issues for Prevention"; Graduate Institute of International Studies, A. Mercy, Anthony B. Zwi, and Rafael Lozano, eds., World Report on Violence and Health (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2002),

136) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Homicide Trends and Characteristics -- Brazil, 1980-2002," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 53, no. 8 (March 5, 2004): 169-171, a1.htm.

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