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According to information released by media sources on Monday (08/08), due to the spike in inflation and the insufficient resumption of the job market, the number of people in poverty jumped to 19.8 million in Brazilian metropolises in 2021.
It is the highest level in a ten-year historical series, which began in 2012, according to the 9th Bulletin Inequality in the Metropolis. The study analyzes statistics from the country’s 22 major metropolitan areas. Upon reaching 19.8 million, the number of poor people came to represent 23.7% –almost a quarter– of the total population of these regions. The percentage is also, by far, the highest in the historical series. Until then, the percentage had never reached 20%.
Other Social Problems
Poverty, unemployment, prolonged social issues are some of the main factors behind the extreme urban violence in Brazil, in addition to the proliferation of the organized crime, particularly inside the favelas.