Uruguay registers a 39% increase in homicides so far this year, according to official data

During the first semester of 2022, 18,634 complaints of domestic violence were registered and there were 188 homicides.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Uruguayan Interior Minister, Luis Alberto Heber, reported that between January and July of this year there were 188 homicides, which represents an increase of 39% over the previous year, according to official crime figures presented this Tuesday by the portfolio.

As detailed by the hierarch at a press conference, in the same period of 2021 there were 135 homicides, in 2020 there were 179 and in 2019, 173. "It is the first time that we have this comparative semester of years without a pandemic," Heber said regarding to the years 2022 and 2019.

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