Monday, January 2, 2012

The Violence in Honduras

Why is there so much violence in Honduras? Honduras has got a high homicide rate and a high crime rate compared to most Central- and South-American countries, while the average of these indicators in Latin American countries is already much higher than in the US or Western European countries. What are the causes and why is it still increasing as you can see in the charts below? There is no single answer to this question. As you can read below there are many causes and most of these causes are clearly related. That's why this violence is very difficult to combat. Measures that were taken in the past to decrease the violence often turned out to be symptomatic, non-consistent, small focus or small scale because of lack of vision or monies.