Homicides went up in Medellín
In the two first months of 2013, homicides increased 21,2 percent in Medellín, compared to the same time period in 2012. This was the result revealed by the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences.
According to the report, as of February 28th, 2013, there had been 189 homicides reported in the city, while last year that number was 156. The most affected ‘comunas’ were 13 (San Javier) with 38; comuna 10 (La Candelaria) with 26; and 8 (Villa Hermosa), with 17. Those least affected were El Poblado, with no cases reported, comuna 1 (Popular) and 2 (Santa Cruz), each with three.