Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Crime Wave Continues in Puerto Rico -- Homicide up!

Look no further than Puerto Rico to see a Crime Wave, homicide in 2011 is 28% higher than last year, reflecting 40 homicides more this year than in 2010 for the same period;

From the Latin American Herald Tribune;

SAN JUAN – The crime wave that is besetting Puerto Rico continued on the weekend with a triple murder in the Vega Baja district, bringing to 179 the number of murders so far in 2011, a figure that is 40 more than had been registered by the same date last year.

Police reported Monday that on Sunday three people were machine-gunned in the northern coastal town near a grocery store in the residential neighborhood of Brisas de Tortuguero.

The police report says that early on Sunday morning a man who arrived with two accomplices in an SUV opened fire on a group of people who were at the shop.

The victims may have been killed in a settling of scores linked to drug trafficking, the police said.