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414 Panama homicides in 2018

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Murders in Panama continued at over one a day in 2018  with a total of 414   ten  less than the previous year with firearms  used in  295 cases, while there  were  59 stabbing deaths

Men accounted for 368 deaths and 6 children died as a result of the violence in the country.

Weapons in the hands of criminals, gang members or organized crime accounted for 70% of the killings.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/414-panama-homicides-in-2018

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Homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants are down to 7.5 cases.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Tasa-homicidios-punto-ultimos-anos_0_5176732348.html

This graph shows that there has been a steady decline in that statistic since 2009 which theoretically says Panama continues to become safer, particularly in comparison with our neighbours in Central America.

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* Have to wonder about the accuracy of the reporting by Nicaragua.

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