There were fewer murders in Brazil’s second city of Rio de Janeiro last year – but the number of killings by police has soared.
Killings by police are at their highest levels since the 1990s, with an average of five people a day killed by officers.
Rights organisations say many officers have killed people in self-defence but some are engaging in summary executions.
Innocent civilians are often getting caught in the crossfire, as Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports.
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