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A demonstrator holds a sign that reads, "Brazil, a country of theft," during an anti-government protest in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, June 20, 2013. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil A demonstrator holds a sign that reads, "Brazil, a country of theft," during an anti-government protest in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, June 20, 2013. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Thursday in a growing protest that is tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. REUTERS/Gustavo Vara (BRAZIL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SPORT SOCCER) - RTX10VNF  

Police Tell World Cup Goers Not To Cause A Fuss About Being Mugged

With the World Cup in Brazil fast approaching, local police have been advising first-time tourists to Sao Paulo not to bring attention to themselves while getting robbed.

A brochure that Brazilian embassies and consulates are handing out instructs, “Do not react, scream or argue” while being mugged. Mario Leite, who is in charge of World Cup security, told BBC News that reacting to robbers may cause violence. There’s been an increase recently in “latrocinios,” which is when a would-be robbery turns into a homicide.

“Tourists come mainly from Europe and the United States, where they do not see this crime very often,” Leite said. ”There is no use crying over spilt milk.”

Brazil has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with 25.2 out of every 100,000 people being killed in 2012.

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