Living in El Salvador

Days without homicides in El Salvador

144 Days Without Homicides in El Salvador Thus Far in 2024, Nine More Than the Same 2023 Period

Thus far in 2024, there have been 144 days without homicides in El Salvador; also, the country has achieved over 620 in total under the Bukele administrations. It is an impressive achievement, considering that before the Nayib Bukele Presidency, El Salvador had experienced less than five days without homicides in … Read more

El Salvador Homicide Rate

In 2024, El Salvador’s Homicide Rate Is 0.33 per Day or 1.9 Homicides per Every 100,000 Inhabitants

Thus far in 2024, El Salvador has reported lower homicide numbers than last year; as of July 14, 2024, the country’s homicide rate stands at 0.33 per day or 1.9 homicides per every 100,000 inhabitants. Furthermore, thus far this year, El Salvador has achieved 144 days with zero homicides. In … Read more

Plaza Libertad El Salvador

June 2024: The Safest Month in El Salvador in Over Four Decades

Based on homicides, June 2024 is the safest month in El Salvador in over 40-plus years. June 2024 ended with 6 homicides for a 0.20 daily rate; additionally, it achieved 24 days with zero homicides. June ended with the same number of homicides and days without murders as February 2024, … Read more

Most Dangerous Places in El Salvador

The 10 Most Dangerous Places In El Salvador in 2024, Based on Homicides

Over the last few years, El Salvador has made tremendous strides in security improvement. The country has gone from one of the most dangerous in Latin America to one of the safest. This security improvement has increased in the first three months of 2024. From January 1 to March 31, … Read more

El Salvador State of Exception arrests

Over 79,000 Arrested During El Salvador’s State of Exception: Two Years Under the Security Measure

March 27, 2024, marked the second anniversary of the Salvadoran State of Emergency. Initially approved on March 27, 2022, following an increase in gang-related killings that claimed the lives of 87 individuals in a mere three days. Since then, over 79,000 alleged gang members and collaborators have been arrested as … Read more

El Salvador Departments and Municipalities

Getting to Know El Salvador Departments and Municipalities; From Coast to Highlands!

El Salvador is divided into 14 departments and 44 municipalities, each offering a distinctive blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. San Salvador stands as the most populous department, with an estimated population of 1,730,449, and Cabañas, with 153,571 inhabitants, is the least populated. San Salvador East ranks as the … Read more

El Salvador's Municipalities and Population

El Salvador’s Municipalities and Population: List of the New 44 Municipalities

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Salvadoran legislature voted and approved changing the municipalities from 262 to 44; on June 14, President Bukele signed the approved bill, making it official. Governing of the new municipalities is set to begin on May 1, 2024. This day, after the democratic and overwhelming … Read more