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Homicides Drop in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2011 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Colombia's National Police say that murders are down eight percent in the first four months of the year compared to the same period last year, reports Caracol. According to a statement from the police, there have been 4,469 murders in the country so far in 2011. This is 335 fewer than the same period in 2010. Medellin, Cucuta and Cartagena are some of the major cities that have reported a drop in homicides. Police plan to implement special action plans for places like Cali and Bucaramanga which have seen a rise in killings.

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