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Costa Rica attempts to control guns to decrease crime rate

The Central American country has experienced an alarming increase in homicides between 2012 and 2017, when it reached a level of 12.1 violent deaths per 100,000 citizens, according to the judicial police.

Public Security head decries failure to enact stricter gun control in Costa Rica

The Security and Drug Trafficking Commission on Monday approved a motion to continue allowing citizens to own three guns, rather than adopting a reform that would have reduced the number to one.

Costa Rica institutes gun control platform in face of rising homicides

Costa Rica has 12,452 firearms registered to individuals and another 22,616 registered to companies.
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