5 February 2012 Last updated at 19:42 GMT
Crime soars in Brazil's Bahia state as police strike
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The Brazilian government has deployed the army in the northeastern state of Bahia where a police strike has sparked a wave of violence.
Official figures suggest the murder rate has more than doubled in the state capital, Salvador, since police stopped work there on Tuesday.
The number of assaults and thefts has also risen compared to previous weeks.
Salvador, Brazil's third largest city, is one of the venues for the football World Cup in 2014.
Bahia Governor Jaques Wagner said the strike was illegal and accused some of the officers of violent tactics.
"A group of police using reprehensible methods, spreading fear among the population, caused disturbances in some parts of the state," Mr Wagner said.
The officers are demanding a 50% wage increase and better working conditions.