Colombia records lowest murder rate in four decades

Colombia records lowest murder rate in four decadesColombia recorded its lowest murder rate in four decades this year in the wake of a peace deal with the leftwing FARC rebel group, the government said Tuesday. There were “a little over 11,000 homicides” in 2017, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, equating to a rate of 23 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. The government’s Forensic Medicine Institute has not yet released its data on recorded deaths for 2017.



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