Thursday 17 June 2021

Costa Rica: Homicides and Assualts Are Up, Car Thefts and Burglaries Down

The number of homicides in Costa Rica has increased by 8% and assuatls by 20% in the first seven months of the year, as compared to the same period last year, says the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ).

38071_620A report by the Crime Analysis Unit of the OIJ indicated that between January and July 2013, 227 homicides occurred in the country,  while only 209 were recorded in the same period in 2012.

The top two cities with the highest level of homicides is the capital city of San José and the Caribbean port city of Limón.

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The numbers show that the homicide rate during 2012 was 8.9 per 100.000 inhabitants, a decrease of 10.3 recorded in 2011. In 2012, there were a total of 394 homicides, 79 less than the previous year.

The report also noted an increase in the number of assaults, the most frequently committed crime in Costa Rica.

The OIJ says 3.603 cases were reported between January and July, an increase of 20.2% over the same period last year, when 2.996 cases were reported.

However, car thefts have decreased this year, down 15.7% over the last year. In the January-July period of 2012, 850 car thefts were reported, in the same period this year, the OIJ reports only 716.

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Burglaries have also decreased, with 781 cases so far this year, representing a drop of 4.2% over last.

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