BREAKING NEWS - Lewis Hamilton has tweeted

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

The British driver tweeted, "Some of my team were held up at gun point last night leaving the circuit here in Brazil. Gun shots fired, gun held at ones head. This is so upsetting to hear. Please say a prayer for my guys who are here as professionals today even if shaken.

"This happens every single year here. F1 and the teams need to do more, there’s no excuse!"

#F1 #GP #crime

Crime levels are high in Brazil. According to repotrts, Military troops have been introduced to focus on organised crime such as drug trafficking, illegal firearms and cargo theft.

Violence and crime in country can occur anywhere and often involve firearms or other weapons.

Crime Ranking: Brazil compared to the UK.

Violent crime 

Ranked 1st. 57 times more than United Kingdom


Ranked 5th. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Illegal drugs

Ranked 6th. 40% more than United Kingdom

Fear of crime 

(Worries about being mugged or robbed)Ranked 9th. 82% more than United Kingdom

Perceived problems

(Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery)Ranked 8th. United Kingdom 64th

Property crimes 

(including vandalism and theft)Ranked 9th. 49% more than United Kingdom

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