Security Minister Patricia Bullrich presented on July 4 the primary results of the first official crime victimization survey released in Argentina in seven years.
The survey, carried out by Argentina's National Census and Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos - INDEC), shows some improvements in crime victimization rates in recent years.
An estimated 27.5 percent of Argentine households were victim to a criminal incident during 2016, with barely 32 percent of incidents being reported to authorities. But overall crime levels decreased by 6 percent in comparison to 2015, Bullrich asserted.
Homicides, for instance, dropped by 9 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. Bullrich said Argentina's 2016 homicide rate was 6 per 100,000, according to Clarin. This would rank Argentina as the third least-homicidal nation in Latin America last year.
Bullrich described the survey as "a starting point for decreasing crime," adding that "statistics are fundamental" to this goal. Read more
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