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Number of homicides in Argentina again on the rise, indicate Healthcare stats

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:25 UTC
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Even with a relatively low rate and on average one of the best in the region: 7.3 per 100.000 inhabitants, concern remains over insecurity minors Even with a relatively low rate and on average one of the best in the region: 7.3 per 100.000 inhabitants, concern remains over insecurity minors

The number of homicides per year in Argentina dropped from a peak of 4.630 back in 2002, but this did not impede that in the following decade that figure totaled, 31.992, according to official stats from the country's Healthcare ministry.

The ministry's stats also seem to indicate that during periods of economic recession or crisis, the number of homicides climbs, and the contrary is also valid.

In effect in 2010, the number of homicides reported in Argentina was 2.760, climbing to 2.794 a year later, and 2888 in 2012. Also of great concern in the number of teen agers, 14 to 19, included in the death stats: 4.519 from 2002 to 2012.

Although Argentina's rate of homicides is relatively low and on average one of the best in the region: 7.3 per 100.000 inhabitants, it remains of concern because of the insecurity feeling and the minors involved.

Neighboring Brazil for example has a rate of 22 per 100.000 population and the highest in the region is Honduras with 81.5, and the lowest, Chile with 3.5 homicides per 100.00.
 

Categories: Politics, Argentina, Brazil, Chile.

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  • ilsen

    It's the Economy, stupid! (to quote ol' slick Willy Clinton).

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 07:35 am 0
  • Clyde15

    Number of murders in the UK in 2012/13 was 662
    Number of murders in Argentina in 2012 was 2888

    The Argentinian posters are always telling us what a murderous society Britain is.
    The statistics would seem to show something different.

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 09:11 am 0
  • ilsen

    Direct correlation with the Economy there. Ever heard of the 'parallel Pound' or the 'Blue Sterling'?
    Nah, thought not.
    Sounds like these teenagers do not have much faith in the government's economic policy, nor much confidence or hope of a brighter future.
    Another symptom of Kirchner sickness. A nihilistic youth.
    Time to leave the stage Chrissie. .. you are ultimately responsible for these deaths.

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 09:32 am 0
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