Number of National Police Officers Killed in Honduras

in Substance Abuse, Transnational Crime

Between January 2011 and February 2013, organized crime groups and drug trafficking organizations killed 151 National Police Officers in Honduras.

Of the 151 killings of police officers, 20 cases have been prosecuted by the Public Ministry.

In 2012, Honduras had a homicide rate of 85.5 per 100,000 residents, where a total of 7,172 homicides were officially recorded during the year.

Source:  Rene Novoa, “Honduras: Police victims of organized crime,” Infosurhoy.com, March 26, 2013.

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