Government: Honduras Murder Rate Fell by More Than 25 Percent in 2017 1 234 567

Government: Honduras Murder Rate Fell by More Than 25 Percent in 2017

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Honduras' murder rate fell by more than a quarter in 2017 to 42.8 killings per 100,000 people, the security ministry said Tuesday, attributing the decline to a government onslaught against drug traffickers and gangs.The Central American country, which has been engulfed in a political crisis since a disputed Nov. 26 presidential election, had a 2016 murder rate of 59.1 killings per 100,000 people."We've registered a dramatic fall in the murder rate in this country due to...

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