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Colombia’s Murder Rate Falls To 18-Year Low In 2005

The Colombian murder rate fell in 2005 to its lowest level since 1987, as the government deployed more police officers and cracked down on violence, the country’s top police official said Thursday. Since Jan. 1 2005, 17,726 Colombians died by violent means, down 12% from 20, 167 murders in 2004. Furthermore, this year’s figure is 11,111 less than the peak in 2002, Gen. Jorge Daniel Castro, head of police, said in a statement released Thursday. Full Story

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