On December 31st, 2020, the Salvadoran Ministry of security informed that El Salvador closed the year with a significant reduction in homicides and other crimes.
According to the Ministry of Security, 2020 finished with a considerable reduction in the principal crimes that affect Salvadorans. “These drastic reductions are thanks to the Salvadoran Police (PNC) work and the implementation of the Territorial Control Plan.” Stated the Ministry of security.
Compared to 2019, extortion had a reduction of 36.5%, total homicides had a drop of 44.9%, the number of missing persons fell by 35%, and murders of women decreased by 43.7%.
For the longest time, El Salvador has been considered one of the world’s most violent countries. The country’s daily homicide rate hit its peak in 2015 with 18.2 Salvadorans getting killed every day. in 2020, under the Nayib Bukele presidency, that number is reduced to 3.6 homicides per day.
Homicides in El Salvador since 2010.
Since becoming president, Nayib Bukele has made El Salvador security one of his main priorities. President Bukele created the security plan called “Territorial control plan,” which is at the center of these results.