Some good news out of Guatemala is that crime seems to be dropping especially homicides. According to National Institute of Forensic Sciences and Fox News homicides have dropped 10.2 percent from January to May of this year.
An average of 15.5 homicides were recorded daily in Guatemala during the first five months of 2014, an average of 1.7 fewer compared with the same span in 2013. There were 2,343 murders committed nationwide during the first five months of the year, according to INACIF.
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said he plans to increase the country’s police force from 31,500 to 35,000 by the end of the year.