President Nayib Bukele posted on his Twitter account a graph that shows the evolution of the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in at least 26 of the most dangerous countries in the world. The data goes from 1991 to 2021.
During that period, El Salvador appears in second place on the list, in 1994, with an average of 53.54 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, going on to head the list of «Global Graphic» between 1995 and 2019 with an average rate of 64.99 violent deaths per the same number of inhabitants.
Between 2002 and 2003, the country remained in third place with an average of 56.38 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, returning again to first place for the period from 2004 to 2007, El Salvador with a rate of 57.34 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
In a six-year period between 2008 and 2014, the country fluctuated between first and fifth place on the list. From 2015 to mid-2019, El Salvador no longer dropped to the top of the list with an average of 51.53 homicides [per 100,000 inhabitants]. In that period, the highest point was reached at the end of 2015 with a rate of 105.25 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, surpassing other countries such as Honduras and Venezuela.
“The homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants is among the most dangerous countries in the world… From 1991 to 2021. That is how they had our country and that is how it has been changing since we started our government. And now, with the Gang War, everything is getting even better. We’ll continue…”, indicated the president.
From the beginning of President Bukele’s mandate, in mid-2019 until December 2020, the country oscillated between fourth and sixteenth position on the list, lowering the average number of homicides from 51.53 homicides [per 100,000 inhabitants] to a rate of 20.2.
From 2021 to date, the country has left a list made up mostly of Latin American nations. The list until the end of 2021 was headed by Venezuela with 55.63 homicides [per 100,000 inhabitants], followed by Jamaica with 49.40 and Honduras with 42.52.