Tag Archives: Chile

Police corruption in Chile & Ecuador

This article reports recent police corruption scandals in Chile and Ecuador, two Latin American countries generally regarded as less corrupt and more professional than others. Increased drug trafficking is one possible contributing factor, although current incidents have been mainly internal … Continue reading

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Best and worst in Latin America

This column from Insight Crime rates police in Latin American countries on public trust and perception of involvement in crime based on data collected in 2012. Police in Chile and Panama rate best, Honduras worst. Nicaragua’s situation is unusual, with … Continue reading

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2016 homicide rates in Latin America

The homicide rate in El Salvador dropped about 20% from 2015 to 2016, but at 81.2 murders per 100,000 residents it was still the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to this report. Venezuela had the second worst … Continue reading

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Why is there so much crime in Latin America?

This short blog post addresses the question, “Why is there so much crime in Latin America?” The region has enjoyed economic and social improvements over the last decade, but also increases in crime and violence.

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Homicide in Latin America in 2014

This article summarizes the latest homicide data for Central and South America, generally regarded as the world’s most violent region. El Salvador, Honduras, and Venezuela have the highest murder rates, Chile the lowest.

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