Report: Venezuela's "violent death" rate has hit a two-decade low because all the criminals are migrating to a town near you
· Feb 26, 2024 ·

I can't make it up anymore. I really can't.

Venezuela's rate of violent deaths dropped to its lowest level in more than two decades following years of massive migration as both criminals and victims fled the nation's economic crisis.

The Venezuelan Violence Observatory registered 26.8 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants this year from a rate of 35.3 for every 100,000 habitants in 2022, Roberto Briceño León, director of the Observatory, said in a webcast Thursday. That's its lowest since 2001 and is one-third of what it was in 2016, he added.

Young people, who have traditionally been the main victims of violence, have fled, while criminals and gangs have emigrated due to the lack of opportunities to commit crimes, according to Briceño León.

I wonder where all these violent Venezuelan criminals are moving?

Here's our reporting from 2022:

And from two weeks ago:

Don't worry tho, ladies and gents. The media is here to put your worries to rest!

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