ANOTHER YEAR WITH BUKELE, ANOTHER YEAR WITH MORE SECURITY

El Salvador has been repeatedly singled out over the past decade as one of the most violent countries in the world. The homicide rate averaged 55 murders per 100,000 people between 2002 and 2012, more than double the average Latin American rate and more than three times the global average rate. In addition, half of Salvadorans (49.3%) consider insecurity and crime to be the main national problem, followed by the economic situation (46%). However, in recent months, or even years there has been a marked drop in homicides and violence. This is linked to the excellent strategy Plan Control Territorial, which by now, we are all aware of due to its excellent results.

Homicides in El Salvador are characterized by the fact that their main victims are young men -between 14 and 35 years of age-, they occur mostly in urban areas and are mostly committed with firearms. According to data from the National Civil Police, homicides are the most serious crimes in El Salvador. Even so, despite their seriousness, homicides have decreased significantly, which will help to avoid social repercussions.

President Nayib Bukele highlights 80% reduction in homicides and forced disappearances in El Salvador.

Thanks to the effectiveness of the Territorial Control Plan, under the leadership of President Nayib Bukele, the country maintains an 80% reduction in homicides and forced disappearances.

The combined work of the National Civil Police and the Armed Forces has left February 2022 as the safest February in the history of the country since 1996.

The head of state affirmed that the fight against crime is a difficult task, especially when inheriting the most dangerous country in the world.

 Many have already forgotten, but having 30 homicides per day (and a similar number of missing persons per day), during every day of a month, was something normal just a government ago, and having achieved a reduction of more than 80% in homicides, forced disappearances and other crimes, tells us that we are on the right path.

In fact, we have had the safest February in our history, right after having the safest January in our history.

Statistics from criminologists reflect that, in February 2016, during the government of Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 664 homicides were registered. So far in 2022, 76 have been reported.

Strengthening violence and crime prevention initiatives. Encourage citizen participation and organization. To have a comprehensive and systematized system for citizen attention and security, based on information technology.

Therefore, it is a good indicator of the generalized level of violence in a country, or at least the closest thing to it. With all due respect, every homicide is a chronicle of a death foretold. We often know who died, how they died and where they died. That is why it is so important to have a complete security system, not only a physical effort, but also implementing technology tools (as the PCT states) to be able to control the level of homicides and act in accordingly to reliable data.

Improving citizen security is a necessary condition for reducing the vulnerability of at-risk populations, promoting social inclusion, and fostering a more favorable investment environment to generate the conditions for sustainable development.

 It will not be easy, much remains to be done, but step by step, we will have the country we all dream of.

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FIRST DAY OF MARCH 2022 REGISTERED ZERO HOMICIDES IN EL SALVADOR

The first day of March 2022 registered zero deaths due to violence in the country.

by Jonathan Laguán

March 2nd, 2022

El Salvador registered a new day with zero homicides in the whole territory this past Tuesday, March 1, starting the third month of the current year with positive numbers in the fight against homicidal violence throughout the country.

According to the records of the National Civil Police (PNC) on Tuesday there were no deaths due to homicidal violence in the whole country, allowing the downward trend in the daily average of murders in El Salvador to continue.

Data from the authorities indicate that last February ended with 76 homicides nationwide, 29 less compared to the same period in 2021. This makes the second month of this year the least violent period in the last 23 years.

Between February 1 and 28, 2022, the PNC reported 76 homicides nationwide, while in 2021 there were 105 and for 2020 there were 122. In 2019, under the FMLN administration, 288 crimes were reported.

Last February 21, Defense Minister René Francis Merino Monroy highlighted that phase 4 of the Territorial Control Plan (PCT) has managed to reduce homicide figures to 2.6 per day in the first two months of the year.

“Since July 19 last year when the President gave the order to start the implementation of phase 4 of the Territorial Control Plan we have seen the behavior of homicides and they have been reduced considerably from 3.6 per day at the end of 2021 to 2.6 so far in 2022,” said the official.

For his part, on February 17, criminologist Ricardo Sosa pointed out that, up to that moment, 197 municipalities have not registered any violent deaths, while another 61 only report between 1 and 3 murders, which is equivalent to 23% of the Salvadoran territory with 3 or less violent deaths per day, emphasizing that these data attest to the effectiveness of the Territorial Control Plan.

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EL SALVADOR RECORDS 80% REDUCTION IN HOMICIDES AND FORCED DISAPPEARANCES IN 2022.

In the first months of 2022 authorities register a total of 76 homicides, in contrast to 664 in February 2016.

by Kevin Marroquín

March 2, 2022

This Wednesday, March 2, President Nayib Bukele recognized the positive results of the actions of the Territorial Control Plan thanks to the articulated work between the National Civil Police and the Armed Forces, since the figures of homicides and forced disappearances have registered an 80% reduction, which figures as the safest month in El Salvador since 1996.

“Many have already forgotten, but having 30 homicides per day (and a similar number of missing persons per day), during every day of a month, was something normal just a government ago,” stated President Nayib Bukele.

President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Photo / Diario El Salvador

The president acknowledged that inheriting the reins of the most dangerous country in the world has been a difficult challenge: “Having achieved a reduction of more than 80% in homicides, forced disappearances and other crimes, tells us that we are on the right track. It will not be easy, there is still a long way to go, but step by step, we will have the country we all dream of,” he said.

According to figures obtained by criminologists, in February 2016, El Salvador registered up to 664 homicides under the administration of former President Salvador Sánchez Cerén. Compared to 6 years ago, during the first months of 2022, 76 have been reported.

“In fact, we have had the safest February in our history, right after having the safest January in our history”, concluded President Nayib Bukele.

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NATIONAL CIVIL POLICE REPORTED THAT ON MARCH 1ST THERE WERE NO HOMICIDES IN THE COUNTRY.

Since the government implemented the Territorial Control Plan, El Salvador has registered 77 days without homicides.

by Juan Carlos Vásquez

March 3, 2022

The downward trend of crime in El Salvador continues. On the first day of March, no homicides occurred in the country, according to the National Civil Police (PNC).

As of February 20, the director of the PNC, Commissioner Mauricio Arriaza Chicas, said that this year they had registered four days in which no one had been murdered.  Two days later, the PNC affirmed that no homicide had been reported on a national scale, totaling five days during 2022. That positive result is obtained again on March 1.

“We ended Tuesday, March 1 with 0 homicides in the country. We reaffirm our commitment to continue working to guarantee the security of all Salvadorans,” the Police highlighted on its official Twitter account.

According to the institution’s statistics, February 2022, was the least violent month in the last 23 years, as there were 76 homicides, 29 less than in 2021 when 105 were reported.

While in February 2020 and 2019 authorities registered 122 and 288 crimes respectively, figures much higher than those of February 2022.

The director of the PNC has expressed that the reduction of homicides that is taking place in El Salvador is a product of the coordinated work of the security cabinet and the unconditional support that the population is providing.

The Police and the Armed Forces also attribute these results to the Territorial Control Plan, since they have taken better control and have taken away the actions of the gang structures.

According to the security cabinet report, since June 2019 when the government of President Nayib Bukele began implementing Plan Territorial Control (PCT), El Salvador has had 77 days without homicides.

Between June 1 and December 31, 2019 there were six days, in 2020 there were 31 days, 2021 closed with 34 and between January 1 and March 1 there have already been six days with zero homicides.

The implementation of the PCT achieved that 2021 ended as the least violent year in the last five decades, reaching a historical record of 1,140 homicides, which represents 15% less cases reported in 2020, which closed with 1,341.

Last Tuesday, the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, published that “many have already forgotten, but having 30 homicides daily (and a similar number of missing persons daily), during every day of a month, was something normal just a government ago”.

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18 REVOLUCIONARIOS GANG MEMBERS CAPTURED IN THE LAST FEW HOURS

Mar 03, 2022, 14:11 pm

By Redacción UH

As a result of the Territorial Control Plan, the authorities of the Security Cabinet present members of criminal structures, captured in the last hours in Nuevo Lourdes, Colon, La Libertad.

“This investigation that started in January last year as a result of the discovery of the two homicides that this structure had committed against two young fast food delivery boys, from that moment the investigation was activated”, Minister of Security.

Among these are: Ulises Antonio Zelada Lue, alias Tío o Niño, responsible for 3 homicides; Erick Bryan Martínez Morán, alias Bryan, responsible for 2 homicides; José Eduardo Sosa Guerrero, alias Sosa, responsible for 1 homicide; Yesenia Guadalupe Pineda Cañas, alias Yesenia, responsible for 1 homicide.

Luis Fernando Cabrera Escobar, alias Cabrera, responsible for 1 homicide; Juan Manuel Alfaro Barahona, alias Stinquer, responsible for 1 homicide and Robin Antonio Bonilla Renderos, alias Tony, accused of 4 homicides.

The subjects captured by the Security authorities are triggermen of the 18R gang, i.e. in charge of committing homicides between 2018 and 2021, the remains of the victims were buried in Lourdes, Colón. “Seven of the 14 homicides attributed to this structure, we have found them here and the other seven in different communities of Lourdes,” he added.

Through these arrests, the government seeks to bring the criminals to justice.

https://lapaztimes.com/el-salvador-registra-disminucion-del-30-en-homicidios-en-febrero/

EL SALVADOR REGISTERS 30% DECREASE IN HOMICIDES IN FEBRUARY

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The renowned expert in criminology, victimology and security, Ricardo Sosa, highlighted that the first half of February ended with a 30% decrease in homicides, compared to the same period, but last year.

Sosa highlighted that February registered 52 homicides less. Taking into account that the comparison has been made with the safest year in the recent history of El Salvador, if the trend continues, 2022 could take that achievement away from 2021.

The expert highlighted that “76% of the entire Salvadoran territory does not register murders, which once again shows us that this maximum expression of violence is not generalized”.

Sosa agrees with the version of the Security Cabinet that attributes this achievement to the actions of the Territorial Control Plan implemented by the Government since mid-2019, which has returned tranquility to the Salvadoran population.

https://lapaztimes.com/pnc-reporto-que-el-1-de-marzo-no-hubo-homicidios-en-el-pais/

PNC REPORTED THAT ON MARCH 1ST THERE WERE NO HOMICIDES IN THE COUNTRY

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March 3rd, 2022

The downward trend of crime in El Salvador continues. On the first day of March, no homicides occurred in the country, as published by the National Civil Police (PNC).

As of February 20, the director of the PNC, Commissioner Mauricio Arriaza Chicas, said that this year they had registered four days in which no one had been killed. Two days later, the PNC affirmed that no homicide had been reported on a national scale, totaling five days during 2022. That positive result is obtained again on March 1.

“We ended Tuesday, March 1 with 0 homicides in the country. We reaffirm our commitment to continue working to guarantee the security of all Salvadorans,” the Police highlighted on its official Twitter account.

According to the institution’s statistics, February 2022, was the least violent month in the last 23 years, as there were 76 homicides, 29 less than in 2021 when 105 were reported.

While in February 2020 and 2019 authorities recorded 122 and 288 crimes respectively, figures much higher than February 2022.