Violence in Honduras from 2008 to 2018

Miguel Landa-Blanco, Hyunjung Cheon, Luis Gerardo Reyes Flores, Cassia Spohn, Charles Max Katz

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Abstract

The current study documents homicide trends in Honduras from 2008 to 2018. Specifically, this study describes demographics of homicide victims and incident profiles (ie, weapons) using homicide data from the Honduras National Police and census data from the National Institute of Statistics. A total of 58 543 homicide incidents were analysed. Results indicated that the homicide rate in Honduras increased from 2008 to 2011 and decreased substantially after 2011. In addition, the male homicide victimisation rate was significantly higher than the female homicide victimisation rate across the entire time period, with the highest rate for males aged 30-44 (233.4 per 100 000 population). Firearms were the weapons used most frequently in homicides (80.3%). Implications of the findings are discussed in light of public safety in Honduras.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalInjury Prevention
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • global
  • mortality
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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