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Opinion survey in Brazil indicates that 9 of every 10 fear being murdered.

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The Brazilians are afraid. This is the main statement of  a opinion survey released yesterday by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), plus a number of experts consulted by ZeroHora. Nine of every 10 Brazilians have – in any scale that is – fear of being  murdered at any time. Also nine in 10 worry find burglars in their homes.

The poll is based on a sample of 2,270 people being interviewed, with people in all brazilian regions and of all social classes and education in Brazil, detailing the feeling of the population on public safety.  the survey suggests an alarming degree of fear of death, robbery and assault, among brazilians.

Part of this scenario is the evaluation of Brazilians on the police: only 4% say they have complete trust in the Police Department – Military Police (4.2%). The sociologist Almir de Oliveira Junior, responsible for the technical study by IPEA, stated that “above all, this research reflects a problem in the quality of life of Brazilians. This is the biggest problem ” , says Oliveira.

The  Southern Region of Brazil (with best life standards9 is the least fearful of all:  a 69.9% of the sample answered to be “very scared” of murder – much less than in the Northeast of brazil (poorest region) , where the index rises to 85.8%.