27 August 2010

Crime in Venezuela: 21,132 homicides in 2009

Thanks to the kind soul that sent me the official crime report, made by Venezuela's Institute of National Statistics (INE), I can see that whoever wrote about it at El Nacional, seems to have gotten the numbers wrong: the following table, from the report (page 67), shows that 21,132 homicides took place in Venezuela in 2009

The report also shows (page 157), that inside Venezuela, that is away from FARC infested border areas, the homicide rate is 83 per 100,000:

1 comment:

Vicente said...

This is very valuable info, Alek. Good counter-journalism.