2.5 Million Murders in 16 Years: Latin America’s Crime Wave

By The European Union Times

At least 2.5 million people have been murdered in Latin America in just sixteen years (between 2000 and 2016), representing 33 percent of the world’s homicides—despite having only 8 percent of its population, a new report by the Brazilian Igarapé Institute has revealed.

The report, titled “Citizen security in Latin America: Facts and Figures,” which was released today, calls the region of the Caribbean, Central and South America the “world’s most homicidal” place.

“The overall trend right now in Latin America is one of increasing homicides and deteriorating security,” said Robert Muggah, one of the report’s authors.

“Latin America is a large area [READ MORE HERE]

Source: EU Times

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