December reflectes a downward trend in average daily homicides in El Salvador remains. According to the expert in criminology, Ricardo Sosa, the first days of this month have averaged 1.7 homicides per day, being the lowest of balances from 2021 statistics.
Sosa said that in the same period during 2020, the average daily killings in the country was 3.4. The criminologist also stressed that within the first nine days of this month, are two days free of homicides throughout the national territory.
For Sosa, the downward trend may continue throughout this month thanks to the execution of the Safe Christmas Plan 2021 to the strategy contemplated in the Territorial Control Plan, the program for the prevention of homicidal violence in the country that has allowed an historical reduction experienced in the last two years.
“The PNC (Nacional Police) supported by the FAES (Salvadoran Armed Force) have introduced the Safe Christmas 2021 Plan within the overall strategy of prevention and control of the Territorial Control Plan. The Ministry of Justice and Public Security-MJSP, PNC, FGR (Public’s Prosecutor’s Office) and FAES are in full operation for the benefit of the population during the last weeks of this year, ” Sosa said.
“The security cabinet handles the Territorial Control Plan strategies continuing forays into the IV Phase, operating nationwide against criminals and offenders. Several operatives have been executed recently by the expanded security cabinet, bringing criminals to justice with active arrest warrants and product research, ” he added.
Last Thursday, December 9, was the second homicide-free day in the country for this month. That same day was also the 33rd with the absence of deaths due to violence in the national territory and the 70th in the last two years, which is the period of execution of the Territorial Control Plan.