Number of Missing Persons in Brazil

During the time span of 2007 to September 2013, the Institute of Public Safety reported that up to 35,000 people went missing in the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Security analysts and human rights organizations claim that the numbers are vague and that corrupt police agencies in the city do not actively investigate the disappearances.

Source:  Julia Carneiro, “Amarildo: The disappearance that has rocked Rio,” BBC News, September 13, 2013.