Venezuela says murder rate down sharply in 2019

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from Jamaican Observer,

Venezuela’s Government said on Wednesday that 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 per cent, Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol said without offering an explanation for the decline.

These figures are at odds, however, with those of a non governmnetal organisation (NGO) called the Venezuelan Violence Observatory, which said in December that there were 60.3 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2019.

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