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Abstract

BEATO FILHO, Cláudio Chaves et al. Homicide clusters and drug traffic in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil from 1995 to 1999. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.5, pp.1163-1171. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2001000500017.

The article presents a spatial analysis of homicides in Belo Horizonte according to the Minas Gerais Military Police records from 1995 to 1999. The authors identify clusters of high mortality risk and relate them to areas with drug traffic and associated violence. SaTScan software is used to locate the clusters.

Keywords : Spatial Analysis; Cluster Analysis; Homicide; Violence.

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