Murder Statistic for Santo Domingo City Center
National District (Santo Domingo) prosecutor Alejandro Moscoso Segarra says that there were 1,008 homicides between January 2006 and June 2009, for an average of 28 cases per month. He said that in the first half of 2009, there have been 129 homicides, of which 94% were men. 80% of the killings were due to gun shots, and 16% stabbings. He said 50% of the killings happened from Friday to Sunday; 61% from 6pm to 6am.
In the breakdown by motive:
- 2% intrafamily
- 3% accidents
- 4% drugs
- 10% love crimes
- 14% unknown
- 14% clash with the Police
- 25% robbery
- 35% fights
Moscoso said the homicide rate per 100,000 from Jan-June 2009 in the National District( Santo Domingo city centre) was 25.14%, over an average of 22 per month.
Yesterday, participating in the same interview with Hoy, chief of the Police Major General Rafael Guillermo Guzman said that 75% of crimes committed in the DR are drug-related.
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