Northern Triangle Homicides Study
Democracy International conducted a study to analyze available information on homicides in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America—Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—and attempted to disaggregate homicide data by perpetrator. Specifically, the study attempted to identify whether homicides were committed by gangs or drug trafficking organizations and assess the differences between these cases. The study also analyzed and attempted to explain disparities in homicide data collected by different official agencies as well as examine challenges in data collection.
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