Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Puerto Rico's Homicide Rate Is Higher Than Mexico's

"1,117 homicides in 2011 -- that’s about one person killed every eight hours or so --" 
Puerto Rico’s Drug Crime Problem Needs Federal Attention
Feb 27, 2012
by the Editorial Board
Puerto Rico has 3.7 million residents, a storied capital, more than 300 miles of stunning coastline, an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit -- and, in 2011, a homicide rate more than five times that of the mainland U.S. and higher than that of Mexico
The island’s unemployment rate of 14.7 percent and poverty rate of 45 percent are higher than those of any U.S. state.

Read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-28/puerto-rico-s-drug-crime-problem-needs-federal-government-attention-view.html