The government of El Salvador has achieved a remarkable 211 days without a single homicide in the year 2023. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the country’s dedication to improving its security and safety.
According to statistics from the National Civil Police (PNC), the month of October alone witnessed six days without any murders, and notably, five of these days were consecutive. This trend of zero homicides continues to strengthen the nation’s reputation for safety and peace.
The most recent day without a recorded homicide was on Friday, November 10th, bringing the total number of homicide-free days in November to seven. This significant accomplishment demonstrates a consistent commitment to maintaining a safe environment for Salvadorans.
The police statistics reveal that the cumulative total of days without homicides stands at an impressive 210 from January 1st to November 10th. This achievement encompasses a continuous streak of safe days, beginning with the 15 days in October, followed by 20 days in September and August, 23 days in July, 21 days in June, 18 days in May, 24 days in April, 20 days in March, and finally, 21 and 22 days in February and January, respectively.
The success of this security achievement can be attributed to the government of President Nayib Bukele, which has taken strong measures to address the issue of gang violence. Thousands of gang members have been incarcerated, allowing Salvadorans to move freely from one neighborhood to another without the fear of gang-related incidents that plagued the country for decades under previous administrations.
As a result of these efforts, El Salvador has emerged as one of the safest nations in Latin America. A historic and unprecedented reduction in homicide rates has led to a projected daily average of 1.8 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants by the end of 2023, as reported by the authorities of the Security Cabinet.
The improved security conditions have also allowed El Salvador to host significant international events, which were previously inconceivable due to high levels of insecurity. Currently, the country is hosting the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant, Miss Universe, where the most beautiful women from 88 nations are participating, showcasing the country’s newfound sense of safety and peace.
El Salvador’s remarkable achievement in reducing homicides is not only a testament to its commitment to creating a safer society but also an inspiration to nations worldwide striving for a similar transformation. It highlights the potential for positive change and progress when a nation’s leaders and its people come together to combat violence and insecurity.