Uruguay: Homicides fell 11% in 2021: rebounded in the second semester, yet 24% below 2019

The fight against insecurity was one of the main banners that led Luis Lacalle Pou to power. Not for nothing was a meeting in the Executive Tower with all police chiefs his first official act as president, on March 2, 2020. "You will notice police presence," the President said that day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After almost 2 years, on Tuesday the government celebrated the crime figures released by the Ministry of the Interior, which again showed a decrease in the number of homicides, as well as in reports of robberies, burglaries and cattle thefts, compared to previous years.

"It can be done. Our gratitude to the work of the National Police," Lacalle Pou wrote after presenting the data, which showed a drop of 11.2% in homicides, 13.5% in robbery reports, 5.6% in burglaries and 39.2% in cattle thefts, and an increase of 0.6% in domestic . . .

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