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Bukele driving: El Salvador saw a 60% drop in the homicide rate in 2022

Thanks to President Nayib Bukele's security reforms, El Salvador recorded 496 homicides in 2022, one of the lowest values in decades, and approximately 57% less than those counted in 2021, an official source revealed Tuesday.

"2021 ended with 1,147 homicides, and 2022 accounted for 496 crimes," the head of the Ministry of Defense, Rene Merino Monroy, said at a press conference.

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