December violent deaths decrease in Costa Rica
During the first three weeks of December 61 people died violent deaths in the country, according to figures released by Red Cross and Traffic Police this Tuesday.
Data include deaths registered between December 1-24 and are lower compared to the same period last year.
By Dec. 24, 2011, 26 people died in traffic accidents, while this year official figures account for 22 victims. Seventeen people were killed by violent assaults or aggressions during the same period, and only 12 were registered this year.
Four people died from drownings in oceans, rivers and swimming pools in 2011, and only two were reported at the time.
Authorities recommend preventing dangerous situations from the abuse of liquor, mishandling of fireworks or reckless behavior in the water.
Red Cross officials also warned parents to keep strict monitoring of children during vacations and to keep them away from pots of boiling water, grills and ovens.
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