The Minister of Defense, René Merino Monroy, has explained that since the implementation of the exceptional regime, the average number of homicides per day is 0.6.
During an interview with El Blog Live, the Minister of Defense, René Merino Monroy, highlighted the results achieved by the Salvadoran Government after a year of implementing the exceptional regime, stating that there is now a vast difference compared to previous administrations.
“Our country went from being the most violent in the world to being the safest in Latin America. The security policy and strategy implemented by President Nayib Bukele has gone beyond our country’s borders,” expressed the official during the interview.
The minister explained that a country’s security is measured by the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Monroy indicated that in 2018, the number of homicides was 50.4, and in 2019 it decreased to 37.
“But now, the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants is 3.8. This places us as the safest country in Latin America, and these figures suggest that we can become the safest country on the continent,” the official said.
On the other hand, Minister Monroy explained that since the exceptional regime came into effect, the average number of homicides per day is 0.6.
“The population that was besieged by the gangs gives a high approval rating to the State’s security strategies,” he emphasized during the interview.