In the last decade, Latina America’s economy grew an annual 4.2 percent, and over 70 million went out of poverty. But despite a meaning reduction in income inequality and unemployment in the region, crime and urban violence rates keep at the top rates in the world, according to a report by The United Nations agency for development (UNDP).
Only in Mexico city, more than 1 million murders between 2000 and 2010. The rate of homicides in cities like Caracas, Acapulco or San Salvador is over 20 in 100.000 people.
The main factor to explain high rates of crime and insecurity is drug trafficking.