In March 481 people were murdered – an average of 16 people a day.
Death toll was 52% higher than the same period in the previous year.
Last month, 481 people were murdered in El Salvador, making March the country’s most deadly month in a decade as authorities struggle to cope with the collapse of a controversial gang truce.
An average of 16 people were killed every day in the country, which is the size of Massachusetts and has a population of 6.1 million, confirming El Salvador’s place as one of the world’s most dangerous places outside a war zone.
The death toll was 52% higher than in the same period in the previous year, and included the victims of six massacres, including eight people who were killed on 29 March at a truck stop just outside the capital, San Salvador, in a suspected dispute between transnational drug trafficking groups. SEE MORE…
Filed under: Armas en manos privadas, Crimen organizado, El Salvador, Gobierno nacional, Gobiernos locales, Homicidios, Menores infractores o en riesgo, Ministerios de seguridad, Pandillaje, Percepción de inseguridad, Políticas de seguridad, Policías, Tráfico de drogas, Victimización | Tagged: crimen organizado, delincuencia, El Salvador, homicidio, inseguridad, violencia |