Organized crime kills more people in Venezuela than in Mexico

01_articulos_de_ley_contra_delincuencia_organizada_thumb[3]According to a renowned Venezuelan criminologist, the relation between corruption and violence generates impunity and promotes the presence of organized crime in the nation.

Among his publications is the demonstration of how a third of the homicides committed in Venezuela are somehow directly or indirectly related to organized crime. In 2012 the total number of crimes exceeded 21 thousand deaths.

“We work with official statistics of cases known by the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations Corps (CICPC) as of 2010. That’s where we find overwhelming data, such as the fact that organized crime commits more murders in Venezuela than in Mexico”, he said.

He expressed that, according to statements issued by the Procurement Office of the Mexican State, murders attributed to organized crime represent 13% of all homicides. However, in Venezuela, organized crime is involved in 33% of all homicides.

However, the citizen safety specialist acknowledges that estimations are made with no official parameters showing the level of organized crime penetration in the nation, although this crime modality is studied in different international agencies.



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