Home » Topics » murder rates

El Salvador sets post-war murder record in 2011

El Salvador saw a post-civil war record number of murders in 2011, with at least 4,308 people killed in a crime epidemic in the country of 6.1 million, police said. National police announced the figure late Monday, saying it topped the 2009 rate of 4,223 murders, making 2011 the deadliest…