A new report has found a staggering 99% increase in the number of homicides in Central America between 2003 and 2012. The report, Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, shows that 139,256 homicides were committed in the region in 2012 alone. This is an annual murder rate of 23.5 deaths per 100,000 people. The US has an annual homicide rate of about 4.8 per 100,000.
The document was compiled by the Asociación para Politicas Publicas in Argentina and sheds light on the impact of armed violence on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This infographic visualises the key findings of the report.
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