Private Security Guards in Central America

According to industry officials, there are around 300,000 private security guards working in the Central America region. The number of private guards in the region are higher than the number of police officers in the region.

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Size of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

Federal authorities in the United States estimates that street gang Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, has at least 30,000 members in its organization. The members are spread out across the Americas region, with members known to be in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

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Homicides in Honduras

On a per capita basis, Honduras has the highest rate of murders in the world, with 82 murders per 100,000 people. Around 20 people are murdered in the country everyday. Officials believe that the drug smuggling of cocaine from South America and through Honduras on its way to the United States is the cause of the high number of murders.

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