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Weekly InSight: Why Homicides Are Down in Honduras

HOMICIDES / 16 NOV 2017 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In our November 16 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley sat down with senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos to discuss why Honduras' homicide rate is dropping.

Dudley and Silva discussed our recent article about the various factors influencing a significant decline in homicides in Honduras, including the creation of special police units and progress made by a police reform commission. They also talked about the nuances behind the most recent murder statistics, as well as the questions that still hang over many aspects of the country's current security strategy.

Watch the full conversation below:

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