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El Salvador murder rate soars 70 per cent in 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A surge of El Salvador gang violence this year has pushed up homicides in the country by about 70 per cent from 2014, making it a top contender to overtake Honduras as the world’s most murderous nation.

Miguel Fortin, head of the National Forensics Institute, said that 2015 will end with about 6,650 Salvadorans murdered, against 3,912 last year.

Source: Reuters