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Costa Rica saw ‘important increase in violence,’ says OIJ director
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Costa Rica saw ‘important increase in violence,’ says OIJ director

The Tico Times - February 17, 2015

Last year was a rough one for Costa Rica when it came to crime. No where was this more clear than the dramatic increases in homicides and…

Number of child abuse cases in Costa Rica reaches 5-year high
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Crime
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Number of child abuse cases in Costa Rica reaches 5-year high

L. Arias - December 11, 2014

The number of cumulative cases of violence committed against minors in Costa Rica has reached the highest figure in the last five years, according to a report…

Desamparados residents plead for help as the San José canton turns into a gang war zone
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Crime
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Desamparados residents plead for help as the San José canton turns into a gang war zone

L. Arias - November 26, 2014

The number of homicides in the canton of Desamparados, located south of Costa Rica's capital, has doubled in the past year, according to a report released Monday by…

Honduras, Central America still lead the world in murder rates
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Crime
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Honduras, Central America still lead the world in murder rates

The Tico Times - April 14, 2014

The isthmus connecting North and South America continues to lead the world in murder rates, with four of the top five rates in the world in Honduras,…

30 percent of murders in the world happen in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Crime
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30 percent of murders in the world happen in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Tico Times - March 6, 2014

Despite having only 9 percent of the world’s population, Latin America and the Caribbean register more than 30 percent of the world’s homicides, according to a security…

New crime index ranks Costa Rica’s most dangerous cantons, but data are from 2011
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New crime index ranks Costa Rica’s most dangerous cantons, but data are from 2011

L. Arias - February 21, 2014

The central cantons of Limón and San José top the country’s cantonal crime index, according to the latest report released this week by the Peace Vice Ministry…