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Guatemala's homicide rate drops 10.2 percent

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Guatemala recorded between January and May a total of 2,343 murders, 10.2 percent less than the same period in 2013, according to figures released by the state National Institute of Forensic Sciences, or Inacif.

Protecting Guatemala's population of more than 15 million are 31,500 police agents, though the government of President Otto Perez Molina has plans to increase that number to 35,000 by the end of the year.

Levels of lethal violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are greater than in some countries suffering armed conflict, according to a report released last week in Geneva.

Source: Fox News Latino