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Costa Rican Murder Rate Down in 2012

The murder rate in Costa Rica fell slightly during 2012 to 8.9 per 100,000 residents from its level in 2011 of 10.3 per 100,000, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

The 170 homicides registered last month here in Brazil's largest city represents an increase of 71 percent over November 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Friday. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Murder Rate Amongst Youth in Latin America Skyrockets

Brazil's murder rate ranks sixth among 100 countries, both in terms of the population as a whole and among youth. The first-ranked country in terms of overall murder rate is El Salvador (57.3 per 100,000 in 2006), followed by Colombia (42.8 in 2006) and Venezuela (36.4 in 2007). The U.S. murder rate was 5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009, according to figures provided by the U.S. government. continue reading »