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Fabrício Mendes Fialho

Fabrício Mendes Fialho is a Research Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity and the LSE International Inequalities Institute. He specialises in political psychology and statistical methods applied to the social sciences. His current research focuses on authoritarianism, conservatism, and populism from a North-Global South comparative perspective. He holds a PhD in Political Science and a MS in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

According to a recent national survey on crime and victimisation in Brazil, more than fifty per cent of respondents reported having been robbed at least once, while 85 per cent know at least one other person who has been victim of the same crime. Latinobarómetro data from 2023 shows that 59 per cent of Brazilian respondents are worried “all the time” about becoming a crime victim. Such alarming numbers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to crime and violence in the largest country in the Southern hemisphere. Results from the most recent National Transport Confederation (Conferederação Brasileira do Transporte, CNT) national poll conducted in mid-January 2024 clearly indicate public safety as the major challenge to be …