Venezuela crime rate drops

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

– Venezuela’s govern­ment said the coun­try’s homi­cide rate fell dra­mat­i­cally last year.

It went from 33 mur­ders per 100 000 in­hab­i­tants to 21, for a drop of 37%, In­te­rior and Jus­tice Min­is­ter Nestor Reverol said, with­out of­fer­ing an ex­pla­na­tion for the de­cline.

These fig­ures are at odds with those of NGO the Venezue­lan Vi­o­lence Ob­ser­va­tory, which claimed there were 60.3 mur­ders per 100 000 in­hab­i­tants in 2019.

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