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Monday, April 3, 2017

Venezuela murders soared to 60 per day in 2016


Venezuela's murder rate rose to an average 60 per day last year, up from about 45 per day in 2015, the attorney general's office said on Friday (local time), as a deep economic and political crisis exacerbated violence in the country.Official data put the murder rate at 70.1 per 100,000 inhabitants last year, one of the highest in the world and up from 58 in 2015. Violent crime is one of the most pervasive anxieties for Venezuelans, especially in poor slums dominated by gangs and rife with guns. More…

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