“After 2016, the statistics on lethal and non-lethal violence have skyrocketed, and the situation is critical.”

Colombia’s crime rate is actually at an all time low. It’s true that the FARC just announced a call to arms but almost nobody serious believes that will amount to anything.

Medellín, the city I’m in, has a murder rate of 24.75 per 100,000 inhabitants. For comparison, St. Louis has 66.1 murders per 100,000 people, followed by Baltimore (55.8 per 100,000), Detroit (39.8 per 100,000), New Orleans (39.5 per 100,000) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (38.3 per 100,000).

Canada, by the way, has a murder rate of 1.68 per 100,000 and Vancouver is about the same at 1.66. Many of those are domestic murders which I know of no way to reduce.

I’m sorry, Reg. I wasn’t judging Colombia’s crime rate but that was informative so thank you for taking the time to respond to at least one of my posts.

Not surprised.