Saturday, 5 December 2020

Sundays: The Day Most Probable To Be Murdered in Costa Rica!


A recent report by the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) reveals that the majority of homicides in Costa Rica occur on Sundays.

The numbers show that between January 1 and November 30 this year  of the 335 homicides recorded, 74 occurred on the 48 Sundays of the period.

- Advertisement -

On Sundays, men are the principal victims with 62 of the homicides, while only 12 women were murdered.

“On Sundays some wake up under the effect of alcohol, drugs or futbol (soccer), while others have free time to plan out their actions, while victims are not thinking this is a day to be killed”, an investigator told La Teja during an interview.

A 9mm gun is the weapon of choice. Authorities say this type of gun is the easiest to obtain on the black market. Following is a handknife, mainly used in assaults and robberies. Interestingly, affixiation is the method most used to murder women.

According to the experts, drug trafficking is the major cause of the majority of the homicides, as gangs battle for turf and respect. The illicit drug trade also results in deaths due to deals gone bad, vengeance and ripoffs.

- Advertisement -

The OIJ statistics also point out that heading the list of victims and perpetrators are Nicaraguan nationals, followed by Colombians and Panamanians. Authorities say that many come to Costa Rica to dedicate themselves in the drug trade.

Following drug trade deaths are assaults and robberies, where in 95% of the cases the victim refused to hand over belongings.

Lower in the list but not of less importance to authorities is “femicides”. Many of the femicides are a result of a failed relationship, a love triangle or some other type of sentimental involvement between the victim and the aggressor.

Worrying investigators are the number of “sicarios” (murder for hire). Records indicate a total of 14 people were victims of sicariato (hire killers).

Leading in the most number of murders is the Caribbean province of Limón. Last year (2011) the province recorded 160 murders. Officials would only say that the 2012 numbers are lower.

In San José, the most likely placed to be murdered are, in order of most occurrences, Pavas, Alajuelita, Purral, La Uruca and Tibás. The “dark times”, the time when most of the murders occur on Sundays is between midnight and 4pm.

- Advertisement -

In contrast, the day least likely to be murdered in Costa Rica is: Monday!

Source: La Teja

- Advertisement -
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Costa Rica investigates possible covid-19 reinfection in eight people

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is investigation eight suspected cases of reinfection...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Caja warned reaching max of hiring professionals necessary for the care of patients

QCOSTARICA - After multiple and vehement calls to maintain measures to...


Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Finally Health updates pandemic numbers

QCOSTARICA - After three days of silence, the Ministry of Health, this Tuesday morning finally published the numbers on the Covid-19 pandemic. Since last month,...

Traffic congestion reaches highest levels during pandemic

QCOSTARICA - "Black Friday" was combined with the "long" weekend brought traffic congestion to the highest level recorded since the start of the health...

The sanitary vehicle restrictions for December

QCOSTARICA - Drivers will not have to learn new rules for the sanitary vehicle restrictions for December, the government confirmed today, as the measures...

Costa Rica investigates possible covid-19 reinfection in eight people

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is investigation eight suspected cases of reinfection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19. Adriana Torres, from Health Surveillance, confirmed that...

ECLAC: Foreign investment in Latin America will fall around 50% in 2020

QCOSTARICA - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) estimates that Latin America and the Caribbean is the region forecast to...

Medical Devices: New Investment in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The California based company, Nevro Corp, plans to invest between 2020 and 2023 US$21 million in the commissioning of an industrial plant...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.