The study on adolescent homicides in the capital city (Fortaleza) and in six municipalities of Ceará state (Caucaia, Eusébio, Horizonte and Maracanaú in the metropolitan region and Sobral and Juazeiro do Norte in rural areas of the state), which is being made available in this publication and whose full text can be found on the website of UNICEF and of the Legislative Assembly2, is part of the strategy to fight lethal violence against adolescents. Through focus groups and interviews with family members of adolescents murdered in 2015, the study reviews their life paths, giving a face to the statistics and acronyms.


Lives Interrupted