Thursday, June 29, 2006

Killer fact 

There is another blog I read that from time to time that posts "killer facts". Here is a killer fact - literally.

In Venezuela there are an estimated 6 million guns in circulation. As has been mentioned numerous times crime there is completely out of control. That is a multi-faceted problem, to be sure, but a good place to start in terms of bringing the murder rate down might be to get some of these guns off the street.

Incidently, the same Ultimas Noticia article gave that number also gave the official homocide statistics for the past few years. Here they are:

2003 11,642

2004 9,719

2005 9,412

So there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the murders seem to be trending down, albiet slowly. The bad news is at 9,412 that is still a sky high murder rate.


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